Sakeni (Georgian: საკენი, romanized: sak'eni) is the river of western Georgia, in the north-east of Abkhazia.[nt 1] It originates in the Caucasus Mountains, in the eastern part of Upper Abkhazia and flows south-west to the Kodori river, entering it north of the village of Martskhena Gentsvishi. The river is 35 kilometres (22 mi) long, the drainage basin is approximately 233 square kilometres (90 sq mi), and the average discharge is 20.6 cubic metres per second (730 cu ft/s). The river is mainly fed by rain, snow, and glacier runoff of the Caucasus Mountains as well as by underground water sources.
|Native name||საკენი (Georgian)|
|Disputed Region||Abkhazia[nt 1]|
|Source||Memuli Glacier, Kodori Range|
|• location||Mestia Municipality, Georgia|
|• elevation||2834 m|
|Length||35 km (22 mi)|
|Basin size||233 km2 (90 sq mi)|
|• average||20.6 m3/s (730 cu ft/s)|
|Progression||Kodori→ Black Sea|
|• left||Chepara, Khvarashi, Bardgnakravari, Nachvali, Tsemratimra|
- 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formal recognition as an independent state from 7 out of 193 United Nations member states, 1 of which has subsequently withdrawn its recognition.
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