Adzyubzha (Georgian: აძიუბჟა; Abkhazian: Аӡҩыбжьа; Russian: Адзю́бжа) is a rural settlement in the Ochamchira District of Abkhazia, Georgia’s breakaway republic.

Adzyubzha
Georgian: აძიუბჟა
Abkhazian: Аӡҩыбжьа
Russian: Адзю́бжа
Adzubja church
Adzubja church
Adzyubzha is located in Abkhazia
Adzyubzha
Adzyubzha
Adzyubzha is located in Georgia
Adzyubzha
Adzyubzha
Coordinates: 42°50′18″N 41°11′00″E / 42.83833°N 41.18333°E / 42.83833; 41.18333Coordinates: 42°50′18″N 41°11′00″E / 42.83833°N 41.18333°E / 42.83833; 41.18333
CountryGeorgia
Partially recognized stateAbkhazia[1]
DistrictOchamchira
Population
 (1989)
 • Total3,597
Time zoneUTC+4 (MSK)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5

Situated at the mouth of Kodori River, the settlement was known as the most important centre of the Afro-Abkhazian population who lived in Adzyubzha and its vicinity.[2]

HistoryEdit

Adzyubzha had a population of 3597 people in 1989[3] but it was significantly depopulated following the 1993 War. The Georgian population (mostly Mingrelians and Lechkhumeli) moved to Georgia, while non-Georgians emigrated to other parts of Abkhazia as well as Russia. At the time of the 2011 Abkhazian Census, Adzyubzha had a population of 1,072. Of these, 84.0% were Abkhaz, 6.0% Russian, 5.8% Georgian, 1.0% Armenian, 0.7% Greek and 0.1% Ukrainian.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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formal recognition as an independent state from 7 out of 193 United Nations member states, 1 of which has subsequently withdrawn its recognition.
  2. ^ Author, No. "The Tale of Afro-Abkhazians". GeorgianJournal. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  3. ^ НАСЕЛЕНИЕ АБХАЗИИ
  4. ^ 2011 Census results