Republic of Bashkortostan is the subject of the Russian Federation, named for the indigenous people - the Bashkirs. The Republic is located in the southern part of the Ural mountains, on the border of Europe and Asia. Bashkortostan is in the Volga Federal district. Region code - 02.
March 23, 1919, was created Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Republic - the first national autonomy in Russia. The Republic was founded on 11 October 1990 and February 1992, adopted the name of the Republic of Bashkortostan.