city in the south of Russia

Vladikavkaz (Russian: Владикавка́з, lit. ruler of the Caucasus,[1][2][3] formerly known as Ordzhonikidze (Орджоники́дзе) and Dzaudzhikau (Дзауджика́у), is the capital city of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, Russia. It is in the southeast of the republic at the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, on the Terek River. As of 2010, 311,693 people lived there.

A view of Vladikavkaz
Coat of arms of Vladikavkaz.png

It is one of the most populous cities in the North Caucasus.

The city is an industrial and transportation center. Manufactured products include processed zinc and lead, machinery, chemicals, clothing and food products.


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