Dzau District

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Dzau District[1] (Georgian: ჯავის რაიონი, Javis raioni; Ossetian: Дзауы район, Dzawy rajon; Russian: Дзауский район, Dzauskij rajon) is a district in South Ossetia.[n 1]

Dzau District
ჯავის რაიონი
Дзауы район
District in South Ossetia
Location of Dzau District in South Ossetia
Location of Dzau District in South Ossetia
Coordinates: 42°27′23.96″N 43°52′56.11″E / 42.4566556°N 43.8822528°E / 42.4566556; 43.8822528Coordinates: 42°27′23.96″N 43°52′56.11″E / 42.4566556°N 43.8822528°E / 42.4566556; 43.8822528
De facto stateSouth Ossetia[n 1]
 • Head of administrationRuslan Bagaev
 • Votes in Parliament(of 69)
 • Total1,448 km2 (559 sq mi)
 • Total10,000
 • Density6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+03:00 (MSK)


Roki Tunnel, Mamison Pass, Transcaucasian Highway, Ossetian Military Road and the lake Ertso are located in the district.

The largest town is Java, the second largest town is Kvaisa located in the western part of the district.

International statusEdit

According to administrative division of Georgia, Dzau District is situated in the whole territory of Java Municipality, and part of Oni Municipality and Sachkhere Municipality of Georgia.


  1. ^ a b South Ossetia's status is disputed. It considers itself to be an independent state, but this is recognised by only a few other countries. The Georgian government and most of the world's other states consider South Ossetia de jure a part of Georgia's territory.


  1. ^ Bulatov, Alexander S.; Kvashnin, Yury D.; Mamedova, Nina M. (2019-04-25). The Economy of Russia and Other Post-Soviet Countries. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 978-1-5275-3373-8.