Caucasus

The Caucasus is a region between the Black and Caspian Seas. It consists of , , , and . Known for its alpine terrain, the Caucasus is home to Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain peak in Europe, on the Russo-Georgian border.

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is a country in the Caucasus. Sandwiched between in the north and in the south, it sits along the coast of the . Photo: Morray, CC BY 3.0.

is a former Soviet republic in the Caucasus and variously considered part of or . Photo: Ximonic, CC BY 1.0.

is a landlocked country in the Caucasus. This former Soviet republic straddles and and boasts an ancient and rich culture. Photo: Alexander Naumov, CC BY 3.0.

is a mostly unrecognized country that seceded from — but is still claimed by — . Photo: Halavar, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Caucasus

  • Type: Geographic region
  • Description: region in Eurasia bordered on the south by Iran, on the southwest by Turkey, on the west by the Black Sea, on the east by the Caspian Sea, and on the north by Russia
  • Location:
Latitude of center
41.3015° or 41° 18' 5.5" north
Longitude of center
45.0041° or 45° 0' 14.8" east

Also Known As

  • Adyghe: Къаукъаз
  • Albanian: Kaukazi
  • Amharic: ካውካሶስ
  • Arabic: Caucaso
  • Arabic: القفقاز
  • Arabic: القفقاس
  • Arabic: القوقاز
  • Arabic: بلاد القبق
  • Arabic: قفقاس
  • Arabic: قفقاسيا
  • Arabic: قوقاز
  • Aragonese: Caucas
  • Aragonese: Caucaso
  • Armenian: Կովկաս
  • Arpitan: Côcase
  • Asturian: Cáucasu
  • Asturian: El Cáucasu
  • Avaric: Кавказ
  • Azerbaijani: Qafqaz
  • Azerbaijani: Qafqaz ərazisi
  • Azerbaijani: Xəzər dənizi sərhədi
  • Bashkir: Кавказ
  • Basque: Kaukasia
  • Basque: Kaukaso
  • Belarusian: Каўказ
  • Belarusian: Каўказскія горы
  • Belarusian: Каўкаскія горы
  • Bengali: ককেসাস
  • Bhojpuri: कॉकेशस
  • Bosnian: Kavkaz
  • Breton: Kaokaz
  • Bulgarian: Кавказ
  • Bulgarian: Кавказки регион
  • Bulgarian: Кавказкия район
  • Bulgarian: Кавказкия регион
  • Bulgarian: Района на Кавказ
  • Catalan: Caucas
  • Catalan: Cauques
  • Central Kurdish: قه‌وقاز
  • Central Kurdish: قەفقاز
  • Central Kurdish: قەوقاز
  • Chechen: Кавказ
  • Chechen: Ковказ
  • Chinese: Caucasus
  • Chinese: 高加索
  • Chinese: 高加索國家
  • Chinese: 高加索地区
  • Chuvash: Арамаçи
  • Chuvash: Кавказ
  • Crimean Tatar: Kavkaz
  • Croatian: Kavkaska regija
  • Croatian: Kavkaz
  • Czech: Kavkaz
  • Danish: Kaukasien
  • Dimli (individual language): Qefqasya
  • Dutch: Kaukasie
  • Dutch: Kaukasisch
  • Dutch: Kaukasische
  • Dutch: Kaukasië
  • Dutch: Kaukasus
  • Dutch: Kaukasusgebied
  • Egyptian Arabic: القوقاز
  • English: Caucasia
  • Esperanto: Kaŭkazio
  • Esperanto: Kaŭkazo
  • Estonian: Kaukaasia
  • Fiji Hindi: Caucasus
  • Finnish: Kaukaasia
  • Finnish: Kaukasia
  • French: Caucase
  • Galician: Cáucaso
  • Georgian: კავკასია
  • Georgian: კავკასიის რეგიონი
  • German: Kaukasien
  • German: Kaukasus
  • Greek: Καυκασία
  • Greek: Καύκασος
  • Guarani: Káukaso
  • Hakka Chinese: Kô-kâ-sok
  • Hausa: Kavkaz
  • Hebrew: הקווקז
  • Hebrew: קווקז
  • Hebrew: קוקז
  • Hindi: काकेशस क्षेत्र
  • Hindi: कॉकस
  • Hindi: कॉकस क्षेत्र
  • Hungarian: Kaukázus
  • Icelandic: Kákasus
  • Ido: Kaukazia
  • Indonesian: Caucasus
  • Indonesian: Kaukasia
  • Indonesian: Kaukasus
  • Ingush: Кавказ
  • Irish: Cugais
  • Irish: Cugas
  • Italian: Caucasiche
  • Italian: Caucaso
  • Italian: Nord Caucaso
  • Italian: Paesi caucasici
  • Italian: Trancaucaso
  • Italian: Transcaucaso
  • Japanese: カウカソス
  • Japanese: カフカス
  • Japanese: カフカス地方
  • Japanese: カフカース
  • Japanese: カフカーズ
  • Japanese: コーカサス
  • Japanese: コーカサス地方
  • Japanese: コーカシア
  • Javanese: Kaokasus
  • Javanese: Kaukasus
  • Kabardian: Къаукъаз
  • Kabardian: Къафкъаз
  • Kannada: ಕಾಕಸಸ್
  • Karachay-Balkar: Кавказ
  • Kazakh: Кавказ
  • Kirghiz: Кавказ
  • Korean: 깝까즈
  • Korean: 카브카스
  • Korean: 카브카시아
  • Korean: 카브카즈
  • Korean: 카우카스
  • Korean: 카프카스
  • Korean: 카프카스 지역
  • Korean: 카프카즈
  • Korean: 캅카스
  • Korean: 캅카시아
  • Korean: 캅카즈
  • Korean: 코카서스
  • Korean: 코카시아
  • Korean: 코커서스
  • Kurdish: Kafkasya
  • Kurdish: Qafqasya
  • Lak: Ккавкказ
  • Latvian: Kaukāzs
  • Lezghian: Кавказ
  • Lezghian: Къавкъаз
  • Lezghian: Къавкьаз
  • Limburgan: Kaukasië
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Caucasos
  • Lithuanian: Kaukaz
  • Lithuanian: Kaukazas
  • Macedonian: Кавказ
  • Malagasy: Kaokazy
  • Malay: Caucasus
  • Malay: Kaukasus
  • Malayalam: കൊക്കേഷ്യ
  • Manx: Yn Choagaash
  • Marathi: कॉकासस
  • Marathi: कॉकॅसस
  • Marathi: कॉकेशस
  • Mazanderani: قفقاز
  • Min Nan Chinese: Caucasus
  • Mingrelian: კავკაცია
  • Nepali: ककेसस
  • Northern Frisian: Kaukasus (Berger)
  • Northern Frisian: Kaukasus
  • Northern Luri: قأفقاز
  • Norwegian: Kaukasia
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Kaukasia
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Kaukasia
  • Occitan (post 1500): Caucàs
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Caucasus
  • Ossetian: Кавказ
  • Panjabi: ਕਾਕਸ
  • Panjabi: ਕੋਹਕਾਫ਼
  • Persian: آسياي مقدم
  • Persian: آسیای مقدم
  • Persian: اسياي مقدم
  • Persian: اسیای مقدم
  • Persian: بافتار جمعيت قفقازجنوبي در تاريخ
  • Persian: بافتار جمعيت قفقاز جنوبي در تاريخ
  • Persian: بافتار جمعيت قفقاز در تاريخ
  • Persian: بافتار جمعیت قفقازجنوبی در تاریخ
  • Persian: بافتار جمعیت قفقاز جنوبی در تاریخ
  • Persian: بافتار جمعیت قفقاز در تاریخ
  • Persian: بافت جمعيت قفقاز در تاريخ
  • Persian: بافت جمعیت قفقاز در تاریخ
  • Persian: قفقاز
  • Persian: قفقازیه
  • Piemontese: Càucas
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Koukeisiis
  • Polish: Kaukaz
  • Portuguese: Caucaso
  • Portuguese: Cáucaso
  • Portuguese: Cáucasos
  • Romanian: Caucaz
  • Romanian: Caucazia
  • Russian: Кавказ
  • Rusyn: Кавказ
  • Sardinian: Càucasu
  • Scots: Caucasus
  • Scottish Gaelic: Cabhcas
  • Serbian: Закаквказје
  • Serbian: Кавказ
  • Serbo-Croatian: Kavkaz
  • Serbo-Croatian: Кавказ
  • Sicilian: Caucasu
  • Sicilian: Càucasu
  • Slovak: Kaukaz
  • Slovenian: Kavkaz
  • Slovenian: Kavkaška regija
  • Somali: Qafqaas
  • Somali: Qooqaas
  • South Azerbaijani: قافقاز
  • Spanish: Caucasia
  • Spanish: Caucasiana
  • Spanish: Caucasianos
  • Spanish: Caucaso
  • Spanish: Cáucaso
  • Spanish: el Caucaso
  • Spanish: el Cáucaso
  • Spanish: region del Caucaso
  • Spanish: región del Cáucaso
  • Sundanese: Caucasus
  • Sundanese: Kaukasus
  • Swedish: Kaukasien
  • Swedish: Kaukasisk
  • Tagalog: Caucasus
  • Tagalog: Kaukasya
  • Tajik: Қафқоз
  • Tamil: காக்கேசியா
  • Tatar: Кавказ
  • Tatar: Кавказ таулары
  • Thai: Caucasus
  • Thai: คอคาซัส
  • Thai: คอเคซัส
  • Thai: เทือกเขาคอเคซัส
  • Turkish: Kafkas
  • Turkish: Kafkasistan
  • Turkish: Kafkaslar
  • Turkish: Kafkasya
  • Ukrainian: Кавказ
  • Urdu: قفقاز
  • Uzbek: Kavkaz
  • Vietnamese: Caucasus
  • Vietnamese: Kavkaz
  • Waray (Philippines): Caucaso
  • Waray (Philippines): Caucasus
  • Welsh: Ardal y Cawcasws
  • Welsh: Cawcasws
  • Western Armenian: Կովկաս
  • Western Frisian: Kaukasus
  • Wu Chinese: 高加索
  • Xhosa: Caucasus
  • Yakut: Кавказ
  • Yakut: Хапхаас
  • Yue Chinese: 高加索
  • Kofkas

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