Republic of South Ossetia is located оn the southern slopes of the Main Caucasus Range in the area of 3900 square meters. Тhe capital is the city of Tskhinval.
One-tenth of the surface occupied by the Republic of the foothills.
The rest of the territory - the mountainous terrain height from 850 to 3938 meters above sea level.
The highest point - Mount Halatsa (3938 m).

Press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

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September 13, 2017 saw Dmitriy Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister, hosting a meeting with Muraz Kozonti, a famous historian, professor at the Katyavala Bwila University in Angola, who is native of South Ossetia.

The Minister noted that we in South Ossetia are always glad to welcome the guest in his historic homeland and are proud of such a worthy representative of the Ossetian nation.

В ходе встречи состоялся обмен мнениями по вопросам исторической науки, а также международных отношений и государственного строительства. Д.Н. Медоев также затронул вопрос применения в Южной Осетии опыта и возможностей профессора Козонти. который в свою очередь отметил, что очень рад побывать снова в родных краях после долгого отсутствия.

In his turn professor Kozonti marked that he was glad to visit his country of birth again. “The air of homeland is special. And what pleased me even more is that the historical name Alania was returned to the Republic. In Europe and North Africa they know well who were and are the Alans, as for about two centuries the Alans had been the operating force in those places.

The rebirth of the State of Alania is a significant event, which would help us in recognition at the international stage included. The State of Alania is known in the Caucasus, in Western Europe and in North Africa, where the Alans left their abundant historical trace.

Tskhinval, September 13, 2017