Key information

This section describes some key information for Chechnya.

Geography
Item Description
Area 6,100 square miles
Natural resources Oil, natural gas, limestone, gypsum, sulfur, and other minerals
People
Item Description
Population 1.2 million (2010 est.)
Ethnic groups Chechens 93.5%, Russians 3.7%, Kumyks 0.8%, Ingush 0.3%
Religions Sunni Muslim (most Chechens), Russian Orthodox
Languages Chechen and Russian
Government
Item Description
Capital Grozny
Type Federal Republic of Russia
System of government Parliament
Head of state Ramzan Kadyrov has been President since 2007
Currency Russian Ruble