Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Oblast

Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Oblast
Кабардино-Балкарская AО  (Russian)
Къэбэрдей-Балъкъэр AО  (Kabardian)
Къабарты-Малкъар AО  (Karachay-Balkar)
Autonomous oblast of the Russian SFSR

Capital Nalchik
Government Autonomous oblast
Historical era Interwar period
  Formed as "Kabardin Autonomous Oblast" from Kabardin okrug of Mountain ASSR 1921
  Merged with Balkar okrug of Mountain ASSR and renamed "Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Oblast" 16 January 1922
  Became Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic 5 December 1936
  1936 12,470 km2 (4,815 sq mi)
  1936 350,000 
Density 28.1 /km2  (72.7 /sq mi)

The Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Oblast was an autonomous oblast within the Kabardino-Balkaria region of the Soviet Union. The Oblast was formed in 1921 as the Kabardin Autonomous Oblast before becoming the Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Oblast on 16 January 1922.

On 5 December 1936, it was elevated in status and named Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.

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