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Chuvashia (Russian: Чува́шская Респу́блика choo-VAHSH-skuh-yuh rees-POOB-lee-kuh or Чува́шия choo-VAHSH-ee-yuh) is a sovereign republic in the Upper Volga, bordering Mordovia to the southwest, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast to the west, Mari El to the north, Tatarstan to the east, and Ulyanovsk Oblast to the south.
Chuvashia is located in the center of the European part of Russia. The republic is not large, at 18,000 square kilometers, but is one of the most densely populated regions in the Russian Federation, with a total population of 1.4 million people. It is bordered to the north and west by the Volga river and its capital, the city of Cheboksary, situated on the banks of the Volga river, approximately 650 km east of Moscow.


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