Kodori River

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Kodori
Origin Caucasus Major
Mouth Black Sea
Basin countries Georgia, (Abkhazia[1])
Length 105 km
Source elevation 3200 km
Avg. discharge 144 m³/s
Basin area 2051 km²

The Kodori, also known as Kodor, (Abkhaz: Кәыдры, Kwydry; Georgian: კოდორი, Kodori) is one of the two largest rivers of Abkhazia,[1] along with the Bzyb. It is formed by the joining of the rivers Sak'en and Gwandra. The Kodori is first among Abkhazia's rivers with respect to average annual discharge (144 m3/s (5,100 cu ft/s)) and drainage basin area (2,051 km2 (792 sq mi)), and second after the Bzyb with respect to length (105 km (65 mi), combined with the Sak'en).[2]

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  1. ^ a b 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.
  2. ^ Dbar, Roman (1999). "Geography & The Environment". In George Hewitt. The Abkhazians - a handbook. Caucasus World; Peoples of the Caucasus & the Black Sea. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon. ISBN 0-7007-0643-7. 

Coordinates: 42°49′14″N 41°07′55″E / 42.82056°N 41.13194°E / 42.82056; 41.13194