Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR) is one of the 13 constituent entities of the Russian Federation, part of Southern Federal District. Its territory equals 12.5 thousand square kilometers with population of 896.9 thousand people; the share of urban population is 57.7%. The capital of the republic is the city of Nalchik.
The primary industries of the republic are food industry, engineering, metalwork, non-ferrous industry and power industry.
Major companies: OAO Mineralnie Vody KB, Kavkazkabel cable manufacturing plant, OAO Gidrometallurg.