Gali (town)

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Gali
Georgian: გალი; Abkhaz: Гал
town
Gali na mapě.svg
Gali is located in Georgia (country)
Gali
Gali
Gali
Coordinates: 42°38′N 41°44′E / 42.633°N 41.733°E / 42.633; 41.733Coordinates: 42°38′N 41°44′E / 42.633°N 41.733°E / 42.633; 41.733
Country Georgia
Region Abkhazia

Gali (Georgian: გალი; Abkhaz: Гал, Gal) is a town in Georgia, 77 km southeast to Sukhumi in region Abkhazia. It is the centre of Gali District and was previously in the UN security zone prior to the Russian veto of the UMOMIG Mission in 2009.

External images
Bird's eye view of Gali [1]

History[edit]

On 15 April 1953, the newspaper Izvestia reported that the residents of Gali were celebrating the 132nd birthday of its oldest resident, Tlabgan Ketsba, and that he had founded the town in the 19th century.[2]

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