Dagestan profile

Worshippers in a mosque in Makhachkala, Dagestan Most Dagestanis are Sunni Muslims
  • Territory: Dagestan
  • Status: Republic within Russian Federation
  • Population: 2.2 million
  • Capital: Makhachkala
  • Area: 50,300 sq km
  • Main religion: Islam
  • Languages: More than 30, including Avar, Dargin, Kumyk, Lezgin, Lak and Tabasaran
  • Currency: Rouble
  • Resources: Oil, gas, agriculture, fisheries

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