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Dagestan

The most wonderful place in the world
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Hanym Isabekova

on 10 November 2013

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Transcript of Dagestan

DAGESTAN
The word Dagestan has Persian origin.
Dag means 'mountain' and -stan is a Persian suffix meaning 'land'.
The word Dagestan therefore means "the land of mountains"
The republic is situated in the North Caucasus mountains. It is the southernmost part of Russia
-Area: 50,300 square kilometers
There are over
1,800
rivers in the
republic. And lots of
waterfalls.
Dagestan has about
400 kilometers
of coast line on the
Caspian Sea.
People
population - 2,910,249
-The climate is hot and dry in the summer but the winters are harsh in the mountain areas
Dagestan is ethnically very diverse, with several dozen ethnic groups and subgroups inhabiting the republic.
The bigges nations are Avars, Dargins, Lezgins, Kumykcs, Laks.
Over thirty local languages are commonly spoken, most belonging to the North-East Caucasian language family. The lingua franca in Dagestan is Russian.
Religion
83% - Islam
2.4% - the Russian Orthodox Church
2% - Caucasian Neopaganism
1% - unaffiliated genericChristians
9% - "spiritual but not religious"
2% - atheist
0.6% - other religions
Capital- Mahachkala
Derbent
Often identified with the legendary Gates of Alexander, Derbent claims to be the oldest city in Russia (8th century BC). Since antiquity, the value of the area as the gate to the Caucasus has been understood, and Derbent has archaeological structures over 5,000 years old.
The Caspian Gates-
Naryn- Kala
Crafts
carpet weaving
Kubachins
daggers
national dresses
potter's art
(also national home- shoes knitting )
cultural heritage
Lezginka
ancient places
Writers
National dance
Rasul Gamzatov
Suleiman Stalskii
Etim Emin
National cuisine
Hinkal(every nation has its own type )
isita(sweetness)
dulma
c`ken(pie with potatoes and meat)
afarar -can be with different fillings (herbs, meat, cheese)
Sport
wrestling
boxing
karate
different kinds of fights
football
Weddings
All weddings in Dagestan are entertaining(with dances, delicious dishes and lots of guests(from 200-500 people))
Welcome to DAGESTAN
Most of the Republic is
mountainous,
with the Greater Caucasus
Mountains
covering the south.
The highest point is
the Bazardyuzi peak
at 4,466 m.
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