Aspindza

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Aspindza
ასპინძა
Aspindza (G.N. 2008).jpg
Aspindza is located in Georgia (country)
Aspindza
Aspindza
Location in Georgia
Coordinates: 41°34′26″N 43°15′22″E / 41.57389°N 43.25611°E / 41.57389; 43.25611Coordinates: 41°34′26″N 43°15′22″E / 41.57389°N 43.25611°E / 41.57389; 43.25611
Country  Georgia
Region Samtskhe-Javakheti
Time zone GMT+4

Aspindza (Georgian: ასპინძა) is a daba ("small town") in southern Georgia's region of Samtskhe-Javakheti with a population of 3,243 (2002 census), mostly ethnic Georgians.[1] It is located at around 41°34′26″N 43°15′22″E / 41.57389°N 43.25611°E / 41.57389; 43.25611.

History[edit]

The word "Aspindza" derives from a Persian word, which meant "a hotel on a big road". The year of the foundation the town is considered to be 888, as Leonti Mroveli (Georgian: ლეონტი მროველი) tells -

The run away Nasra was caught near Samtskhe, and killed by Aspindza in the year 888

[2]

By the end of the 16th century Aspindza had been conquered by the Ottoman Turks. According to their census, "Aspindza was a big village, that consisted of 50 families with gardens and orchards". The village is mentioned in chronicle of Sumbat Davitisdze (Georgian: სუმბატ დავითის ძე) and Vakhushti (Georgian: ვახუშტი).[3]

Literature[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2002 Georgia Census. State Department of Statistics of Georgia. Retrieved on February 16, 2010
  2. ^ Ivane Javakhishvili, „The history of Georgian Nation“, II, 1983, page 102
  3. ^ ჯიქია; გურჯისტანის ვილაიეთის დიდი დავთარი. წიგნი III. გამოკვლევა. თბილისი, 1958

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