Ghalidzga (Mingrelian: Ghalish Dzga - Gheli bank) - river in Ochamchire Municipality (Abkhazia).[2] It originates on the southern slope of the Kodori Range, near the Khojali Mountain [sv] ( elevation 3,313 m ).[3] Length - 53 km, basin area - 483 km2. In the upper reaches there is a mountain river with well-defined rapid currents, in the lower reaches it flows into the lowlands and Black Sea joins south of Ochamchire. It feeds on rain and groundwater. Knows floods Spring, waterlogging - Winter. Characterized by frequent flooding. Average annual flow near the city of Ochamchire - 25.1 mW / s. The main tributaries are the river Gejiri.

Ghalidzga River
Ghalidzga is located in Abkhazia
Ghalidzga is located in Georgia
Ochamchire Municipality
Physical characteristics
SourceKodori Range
 • coordinates42°54′54″N 42°49′12″E / 42.91500°N 42.82000°E / 42.91500; 42.82000
MouthBlack Sea
 • coordinates
42°41′55″N 41°28′12″E / 42.69861°N 41.47000°E / 42.69861; 41.47000Coordinates: 42°41′55″N 41°28′12″E / 42.69861°N 41.47000°E / 42.69861; 41.47000
Length53 km (33 mi)
Basin size483 km2 (186 sq mi)

Arrives in the cities of Tkvarcheli and Ochamchire. It is mentioned in 18th century sources as the western border of Samurzakano.


  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formal recognition as an independent state from 7 out of 193 United Nations member states, 1 of which has subsequently withdrawn its recognition.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. ^ Ghalidzga, Abkhazia, Georgia
  3. ^ Mta Khojali, Abkhazia, Georgia