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Sukhumi

capital of Abkhazia, considered part of Georgia by most countries

Sukhumi or Sokhumi (Georgian: სოხუმი) is the capital and largest city of the breakaway independent Republic of Abkhazia.

Sukhumi

Аҟәа  (Abkhazian)
სოხუმი  (Georgian)
Сухум(и)  (Russian)
City
Sokhumi Collage.jpg
Official seal of Sukhumi
Seal
Sukhumi is located in Abkhazia
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Location of Sukhumi in Georgia
Sukhumi is located in Georgia
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Sukhumi (Georgia)
Coordinates: 43°00′12″N 41°00′55″E / 43.00333°N 41.01528°E / 43.00333; 41.01528
CountryGeorgia
Partially recognized stateAbkhazia[1]
Settled6th century BC
City Status1848
Government
 • MayorAdgur Kharazia
Area
 • Total27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Highest elevation
140 m (460 ft)
Lowest elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total62,914 [2]
Time zoneUTC+4 (MSK)
Postal code
384900
Area code+7 840 22x-xx-xx
Vehicle registrationABH

Sokhumi was a multi-ethnic city. The people were Georgians, Abkhazians (Apsuans), Russians, Turks, Armenians and Greeks during Soviet Rule. During the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict Georgians in Abkhazia were forced to leave. Most Greeks have also left.

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  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. Abkhazia has received formal recognition as an independent state from 7 out of 193 United Nations member states, 2 of which have subsequently withdrawn their recognition.
  2. "п╫п╟я│п╣п╩п╣п╫п╦п╣ п╟п╠я┘п╟п╥п╦п╦". Ethno-kavkaz.narod.ru. Retrieved 2016-06-26.