Caucasus Emirate facts for kids
The Caucasus Emirate (Имарат Кавказ Imarat Kavkaz) is not a country and is not recognised by other countries. It is a self-proclaimed virtual state entity. It claims to be the successor to the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. It was announced on October 31, 2007 by former President of Ichkeria, Dokka Umarov. Its military branch is the Caucasian Front. It has an area of 235,300 square kilometres (90,800 sq mi) and 18,848,917 (2011 est).
On October 31, 2007, the Islamic nationalists news agency Chechen-press reported that the President of Ichkeria Doka Umarov had proclaimed an Emirate in the Caucasus and declared himself its Emir, thereby abolishing the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and its presidency.
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