Republic of Kalmykia

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Kalmykia (Russian: Калмы́кия, tr. Kalmykiya, IPA: [kɐlˈmɨkʲɪjə]; Kalmyk: Хальмг, Haľmg IPA: [xɑɮʲˈməg]), officially the Republic of Kalmykia (Russian: Респу́блика Калмы́кия, tr. Respublika Kalmykiya, IPA: [rʲɪsˈpublʲɪkə kɐlˈmɨkʲɪjə]; Kalmyk: Хальмг Таңһч, Haľmg Tañğç IPA: [xɑɮʲˈməg ˈtʰɑŋɣət͡ʃʰə]), is a federal subject (a republic) of Russia.
It is located directly north of the North Caucasus in Eastern Europe. The capital of the republic is the city of Elista, which has gained an international reputation for international chess competitions. The republic is home to the Kalmyks, a people of Mongol origin and primarily of Buddhist faith, making Kalmykia the only region in Europe where Buddhism is the most-practised religion. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 289,481.

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