Gali (Georgian: გალი [gɑli] (listen); Abkhazian: Гал, Gal) is a town in Abkhazia, Georgia[1] 77 km southeast to Sukhumi. It is the centre of Gali District and was in the United Nations security zone prior to the Russian veto of the UNOMIG Mission in 2009. As of 2011 the town has a population of 7 605 inhabitants.[2]

Gali
Georgian: გალი; Abkhazian: Гал
town
Gali na mapě.svg
Gali is located in Abkhazia
Gali
Gali
Gali
Gali is located in Georgia
Gali
Gali
Gali (Georgia)
Coordinates: 42°38′N 41°44′E / 42.633°N 41.733°E / 42.633; 41.733Coordinates: 42°38′N 41°44′E / 42.633°N 41.733°E / 42.633; 41.733
CountryGeorgia
RegionAbkhazia
External image
image icon Bird's eye view of Gali [3]

HistoryEdit

Gali was granted town status in 1932.[4]

On 15 April 1953, the newspaper Izvestia reported that the residents of Gali were celebrating the 132nd birthday of its oldest resident, Tlabgan Ketsba, and that he had founded the town in the 19th century.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The political status of Abkhazia is disputed. Having unilaterally declared independence from Georgia in 1992, Abkhazia is formally recognised as an independent state by 6 UN member states (one other state recognised it but then withdrew its recognition), while Georgia continues to claim it as part of its own territory, designating it as Russian-occupied territory.
  2. ^ Галский Район (2011 г.)
  3. ^ Photos by Patrick Perrier, 26.10.2008
  4. ^ Большой Энциклопедический словарь
  5. ^ "Tlabgan Ketsba: famous Abkhazian long-liver, founder of Gal town (scion of the settlement he founded)". Abkhaz World. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012.