The Republic of North Ossetia-Alania (the republic of Central Asia, Ististon-Alani, as it is (inf.), Short name: North Ossetia) is a constituent entity of the Russian Federation, a republic in its composition. It is part of the North Caucasus Federal District and is part of the North Caucasus Economic Region.
The capital is the city of Vladikavkaz.
It borders: in the west – with Kabardino-Balkaria, in the north – with the Stavropol Territory, in the east – with Ingushetia and Chechnya, in the south – with Georgia and partially recognized by South Ossetia.
Formed July 7, 1924 as the North Ossetian Autonomous Region. The Republic since 1936.
State languages: Ossetian, Russian.