ღვადა (in Georgian)
Ҕәада (in Abkhazian)
Гвада (in Russian)
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- 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formal recognition as an independent state from 7 out of 193 United Nations member states, 1 of which has subsequently withdrawn its recognition.
- The last census in Abkhazia was conducted in 1989.
- Georgian Soviet Encyclopedia Vol. 10, p. 586, 1986.