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Republic of Gagauzia
Gagauz Respublikası (gag)
Республика Гагаузия (ru)

Republic of the Soviet Union
Timeline: New Union

OTL equivalent: Gagauzia and the Taraclia District.
Flag of Gagauzia Coat of arms of Gagauzia
Flag Coat of Arms
Capital Comrat
Other cities Taraclia, Vulcănești
Gagauz and Russian
  others Bulgarian, Moldavian, Ukrainian
Religion Eastern Orthodoxy
Ethnic groups
  others Bulgarians, Romanians, Russians, Ukrainians
Demonym Gagauzian, Gagauz
Area 2,506 km²
Population 280,400 
Established August 19, 1990
Admission August 3, 1992
Abbreviations GA, SU-GA

The Republic of Gagauzia (Gagauz: Gagauz Respublikası; Russian: Республика Гагаузия, Respublika Gagauziya), commonly known as Gagauzia (Gagauz Yeri; Гагаузия, Gagauziya), is a republic of the Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics. The smallest republic in area, Gagauzia was initially part of the Moldavian SSR before proclaiming themselves a republic in 1990 in support of remaining in the Soviet Union. The republic is comprised of two unconnected territories straddling the border of Moldova and the Novorossia.

The population of Gagauzia is dominated by the Gagauz people (a are a Turkic-speaking people). Other peoples living within the republic include Bulgarians, Romanians, Russians, and Ukrainians. The Gagauz and Russian languages are the two official languages of the republic. Over 90% of the population declare themselves Christian, with Eastern Orthodoxy being the largest Christian denomination.

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