Ruins of Anacopia on the Iverian Mountain
Location of Gudauta district in Abkhazia
|De Facto state||Abkhazia|
|• Governor||Valerii Malia|
|• Total||1,640 km2 (630 sq mi)|
|• Density||22/km2 (58/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MSK (UTC+3)|
Gudauta District is a district of Abkhazia, Georgia’s breakaway republic. It corresponds to the eponymous Georgian district. Its capital is Gudauta, the town by the same name. The population of the district was 34,869 at the time of the 2003 census, down from 57,334 in 1989. By the time of the 2011 Census, the population had increased to 36,775.
On 29 March 2005, newly elected President Sergei Bagapsh replaced Beslan Dbar as the Head of Gudauta's Administration by Daur Vozba. During the February 2011 assembly elections, Daur Vozba failed to be re-elected by a margin of 92 votes. Sergei Bagapsh appointed Valerii Malia as his successor on 23 February. On 17 February, during its first session, the new Gudauta District assembly elected Roman Bazba its chairman, with 22 out of 29 votes, and Fyodor Sakania its Deputy Chairman.
On 1 November 2011, Abkhazia's Prosecutor General announced that he had initiated criminal proceedings against former Administration Head Daur Vozba, for abuse of power. Vozba is alleged to have signed a decree on 11 August 2006, handing over two most valuable plots of coastal land to two individuals, which would have required authorisation by the Cabinet of Ministers.
List of Governors
|#||Name||Entered office||Left office||President||Comments|
|Chairmen of the District Soviet:|
|Heads of the District Administration:|
|Said Tarkil||1994||||26 November 1994|
|26 November 1994||1999||||Vladislav Ardzinba|
|Lev Shamba||≤ February 2000||16 June 2003|||
|Beslan Dbar||16 June 2003||||29 March 2005|||
|Daur Vozba||29 March 2005||||23 February 2011||Sergei Bagapsh|
|Velerii Malia||23 February 2011||||26 September 2011|
|26 September 2011||Present||Alexander Ankvab|
At the time of the 2011 Census, Gudauta District had a population of 36,775:
- Abkhaz (81.9%)
- Armenians (10.0%)
- Russians (5.0%)
- Georgians (1.3%)
- Ukrainians (0.4%)
- Greeks (0.3%)
- Mingrelians (0.1%)
The district's main settlements are:
- Abkhazia's status is disputed. It considers itself to be an independent state, but this is recognised by only a few other countries. The Georgian government and most of the world's other states consider Abkhazia de jure a part of Georgia's territory. In Georgia's official subdivision it is an autonomous republic, whose government sits in exile in Tbilisi.
- 1989, 2003 Census results
- 2011 Census results
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- "Роман Базба избран председателем Гудаутского Районного собрания". Apsnypress (in Russian). 18 February 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
- "Возбуждено уголовное дело в отношении бывшего главы администрации Гудаутского района Даура Возба". Apsnypress. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
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- 2011 Census results
- "Между Гудаутским районом Абхазии и Кстовским муниципальным районом Нижегородской области России заключено соглашение о побратимских отношениях". Apsnypress. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013.