Chechnya, Russia (Chechen Republic)

Flag Chechen Republic

Population: 1,268,989 (2010)

Language(s): Chechen, Russian

Demonym: Chechen

Area: 17,300 km2 (6,700 mi2)

Time Zone: Moscow Time (UTC+03:00)

City facts put together in collaboration with sister site 6pt5. Language guides and more can be found on Shishek.


Chechnya, officially the Chechen Republic, is a semi-autonomous country within the North Caucasus region of Russia, in the southeastern portion of the country. It shares a southern border with the country of Georgia. Its capital city is Grozny.

Chechnya currently remains a relatively unsafe region to travel to within Russia, as most nations will warn their citizens. The citizens of the country have a strong sense of independence, and they seem to be in a perpetual state of revolt with the Russians. There are reports of many combatants in the region, as well as the danger that travelers, especially of wealthier Western nations, may be kidnapped and held for ransom.

If you overlook the glaring danger and hazards to safety, the Chechen region is full of so much natural beauty. The mountains are gorgeous, offering idyllic views; little villages are located throughout the mountaintops. There are some beautiful mosques, as well, dotted throughout the Chechen Republic. For archeology tourists, there are some interesting digs in the area that have uncovered human remains from over 10,000 years ago.

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Grozny (capital)





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