[ab-key-zhuh, -zee-uh; Russian uhb-khah-zyi-yuh]
- an autonomous republic in the Georgian Republic, on the E coast of the Black Sea. 3360 sq. mi. (8600 sq. km). Capital: Sukhumi.
Formerly Abkhaz Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
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They are the new generation, who only know a peaceful Abkhazia.
Near its grounds, private gardens hang thick with bright orange tangerines and plump persimmons, the fruits of fall in Abkhazia.
The studio is a part of the Sukhum School of Arts, located in Sukhumi, the capital of Abkhazia.
Georgia lost the war in 2008 and Russia still occupies Abkhazia and South Ossetia.Georgia Crackdown Threatens U.S. Ties
November 29, 2012
To this day, Russian troops occupy the Georgian provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, which have declared independence.Saakashvili: U.S. Stopped Russia Bombings
September 26, 2011
- a disputed region of NW Georgia, between the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains: a subtropical region, with mountains rising over 3900 m (13 000 ft); Abkhazian separatists seized control of the region in 1993; Russia formally recognized it as an independent republic following the Russian-Georgian war of 2008, although Georgia still claims the region as part of its territory. Capital: Sukhumi. Pop: 220 600 (2006 est). Area: 8600 sq km (3320 sq miles)Also called: Abkhaz Autonomous Republic
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