Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Republic

an autonomous republic in NW Uzbekistan. 63,938 sq. mi. (165,600 sq. km).
Capital: Nukas.
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) Also called Kara-Kalpakia (kəˈrɑːkəlˈpɑːkɪə), Kara-Kalpakstan (kəˈrɑːkəlˌpɑːkˌstæn; -ˈstɑːn)


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