Achigvara or Achguara (Abkhazian: Аҽгәара; Georgian: აჩიგვარა) is a village in the Ochamchira District of Abkhazia,[n 1] Georgia. The 2011 Abkhazian census recorded a population of 1,032 people.[1]

Achigvara
Аҽгәара, აჩიგვარა
Village
Achigvara is located in Abkhazia
Achigvara
Achigvara
Achigvara is located in Georgia
Achigvara
Achigvara
Coordinates: 42°40′57″N 41°38′00″E / 42.6825°N 41.6332°E / 42.6825; 41.6332Coordinates: 42°40′57″N 41°38′00″E / 42.6825°N 41.6332°E / 42.6825; 41.6332
CountryGeorgia
De-facto stateAbkhazia[n 1]
DistrictOchamchira
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,032

HistoryEdit

On 12 May 2008, the Republic of Abkhazia claimed to have shot down a Georgian Hermes 450 UAV over the village, though Georgia denied the claims. [2]

PopulationEdit

The 2011 census reported a population of 1,032 in the village. There were 74 Abkhaz, 22 Armenians, 833 Georgians, 25 Mingrelians, 1 Greek, 39 Russians, 13 Ukrainians, and 26 others.

NoteEdit

  1. ^ a b Abkhazia is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Abkhazia and Georgia. The Republic of Abkhazia unilaterally declared independence on 23 July 1992, but Georgia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory and designates it as a territory occupied by Russia. Abkhazia has received formal recognition as an independent state from 7 out of 193 United Nations member states, 1 of which has subsequently withdrawn its recognition.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.ethno-kavkaz.narod.ru/ochamchira11.html
  2. ^ "Abkhaz Claim Downing Two More Drones". Civil Georgia. 2008-05-12. Archived from the original on 13 August 2008. Retrieved 2021-03-23.