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Gagauzia (or Gagauz-Yeri) is an autonomous region within Moldova, located along the border with Ukraine, inhabited by the Gagauz, a Turkic people who are ethnically and culturally distinct from other Moldovans. The population is approximately 175,000, of which about 90 percent are ethnic Gagauz. Comrat is the largest city, with over 40 percent of the region's total population (approx. 75,000).

Key points in Gagauz history