a region in N Georgia, on the S side of the Caucasus Range. 1506 sq. mi. (3900 sq. km).
a disputed region in Georgia on the S slopes of the Caucasus Mountains; in 1990 it voted to join Russia, leading to armed conflict with Georgian forces; it became an autonomous region in 1997 but later lost this status under a nationwide reorganization of local government; it declared itself an independent republic in 2008 following armed conflict in the region between Russian and Georgian forces. Capital: Tskhinvali. Pop: about 70 000 (2000 est). Area: 3900 sq km (1500 sq miles) Georgian name Tskhinvali Also called South Ossetian Autonomous Region
noun 1. an autonomous region of the Georgian Republic, in the N part. 1428 sq. mi. (3900 sq. km). Capital: Tskhinvali.
noun 1. an ocean current that flows E in the South Pacific Ocean parallel to the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.
noun 1. the part of the Pacific Ocean extending S from the Equator to the Antarctic continent.
noun 1. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles.