Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Republic


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Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Republic

an administrative division in NW Uzbekistan, on the Aral Sea: came under Russian rule by stages from 1873 until Uzbekistan became independent in 1991. Capital: Nukus. Pop.: 1 633 900 (2002 est.). Area: 165 600 sq. km (63 900 sq. miles)
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