Tsalenjikha

Tsalenjikha (Georgian: წალენჯიხა, also transliterated as Tsalendjikha and Tzalenjikha) is a town in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region of western Georgia with the population of 3,847 (2014).[1] It is located on the river Chanistsqali. Historically, Tsalenjikha functioned as one of the residences of the Dadiani princess of Mingrelia and a bishopric seat with a medieval cathedral of the Savior.

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Flag of Tsalenjikha
Official seal of Tsalenjikha
Tsalenjikha is located in Georgia
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Location of Tsalenjikha in Georgia
Tsalenjikha is located in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
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Tsalenjikha (Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti)
Coordinates: 42°36′N 42°04′E / 42.600°N 42.067°E / 42.600; 42.067
Country Georgia
MkhareSamegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
District Tsalenjikha
Elevation
222 m (728 ft)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total3,847
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)
Websitewww.tsalenjikha.ge

EtymologyEdit

"Tsalenjikha" is a composite toponym, meaning in Mingrelian either "the fortress of Chan" (I. Kipchidze, S. Janashia) or "the lower fortress" (A. Chikobava).[2]

People from TsalenjikhaEdit

Tsalenjikha is the birthplace of the famous Georgian poet, Terenti Graneli.

Georgi Tsurtsumia (born October 29, 1980), Georgian-Kazakh wrestler who competed in the Men's Greco-Roman 120 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal.

Antisa Khvichava (1880–2012), World's Oldest Person who claimed to have been born in 1880. She died on 30 September 2012, purportedly at the claimed age of 132.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "მოსახლეობის საყოველთაო აღწერა 2014". საქართველოს სტატისტიკის ეროვნული სამსახური. November 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  2. ^ (in Georgian) Kajaia, Otar. Megrelian-Georgian Dictionary, vol. 1-3. Tbilisi, 2001-2004. Online version from Titus project

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Coordinates: 42°36′42″N 42°4′14″E / 42.61167°N 42.07056°E / 42.61167; 42.07056