Autonomous republic of central Russian Federation, in Krasnoyarsk territory
area 61,900 sq km/23,855 sq mi
physical includes the Minusinsk River basin
industries coal and ore mining, timber, woodworking, sheep and goat farming
history an autonomous republic from 1991
Autonomous region S Russia in Asia in sw Krasnoyarsk Territory N of the Sayan Mountains capital Abakan area about 24,000 square miles (62,400 square kilometers).