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).

The commentary of RSO Foreign Minister

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In connection with the Decree of RSO President of Consular agency establishment

In connection with necessity to improve the grade of consular services for the citizens of the Republic of South Ossetia at the territory of Russian Federation by Decree of RSO President Leonid Tibilov was established a Consular agency of the Republic of South Ossetia in Vladikavkaz.

The Issue of opening of Southossetian consular agency at the territory of Russian Federation viz in Vladikavkaz town (RNO-Alania) was on the agenda beginning from the moment of establishment of inter-state relations between South Ossetia and Russia.
Obviously, the choice of location of the consular agency was not accidental. Taking in account that beyond the Republic exactly in North Ossetia living on permanent basis or temporary quite a number on citizens of South Ossetia, of course, request of Government of South Ossetia to Russian leadership of establishment of consular agency in Vladikavkaz, first of all, was conditioned by the necessity of organizing an effective consular service to our citizens.

After the detailed discussion of issue and its workup on the line of foreign policy agencies of Russia and South Ossetia and guiding by Vienna convention regulations of consular relations of April 24, 1963 there was received an agreement of Russian side and on September 4, 2012 was issued RF Government Decree of establishment the Republic of South Ossetia’s Consular agency in Vladikavkaz with consular district, including territories of Republic of Dagestan, Republic of Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkar Republic, Karachai-Cherkes Republic, Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, Chechen Republic and Stavropol krai.

Consular agency is a subdominant of RSO Foreign Ministry. Primary functions of Consular agency are protection rights and interests of the Republic of South Ossetia, citizens of the Republic of South Ossetia as well as Southossetian legal persons beyond the Republic of South Ossetia.

So far these functions were partially fulfilled by special representative of RSO Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Vladikavkaz.
By order of RSO President the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia is dealing with organizational details pertaining to full-fledged functioning of Consular agency so that citizens of South Ossetia beyond Republic could apply for solving problems, pertaining to legalization of documents, notarial questions, issuing of temporary documents identifying citizenship of the Republic of South Ossetia and giving permission for entrance (return) to the Republic, etc.

Tskhinval, December 25, 2012