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Transcript of 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
rivers in the
republic. And lots of
Dagestan has about
of coast line on the
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.
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
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-
(also national home- shoes knitting )
Hinkal(every nation has its own type )
c`ken(pie with potatoes and meat)
afarar -can be with different fillings (herbs, meat, cheese)
different kinds of fights
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
with the Greater Caucasus
covering the south.
The highest point is
the Bazardyuzi peak
at 4,466 m.