Category Archives: Georgia

Akhaltsikhe

AKHALTSIKHE     Or, Achaltsik (old spelling). Town in southern Georgia, on a tributary of the River Kura, not far from the Turkish border.  It was acquired, with the surrounding district, by Russia from the Ottoman Empire in 1829.

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Ajaria

AJARIA See ADZHARIA.

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Adzharia

ADZHARIA  Adjaria; Ajaria. Autonomous Republic in southwestern Georgia; capital Batumi.  It lies at the western end of the Lesser Caucasus, on the eastern shores of the Black Sea, and  bordering on Turkey. The region, on the edge of the Byzantine … Continue reading

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Abkhazia

ABKHAZIA   Or, Abhasia, Abhazia (nearer to the pronunciation). Region on the eastern shores of the Black Sea and the southern slopes of the Great Caucasus Mountains.   Sometimes it has been the northwestern region of greater Georgia, sometimes autonomous within Georgia, … Continue reading

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Abasgia

ABASGIA    See ABKHAZIA.

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