Sukhumi District

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Sukhumi District
სოხუმის რაიონი
Аҟәа араион
Сухумский район
District
Kamani village and surrounding mountains
Kamani village and surrounding mountains
Location of Sukhumi in Abkhazia
Location of Sukhumi in Abkhazia
Country  Georgia
De facto state  Abkhazia[1]
Capital Sukhumi
Government
 • Governor Zhuzhuna Bigvava
Area
 • Total 1,523 km2 (588 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,531
 • Density 7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone MSK (UTC+3)

Sukhumi district is a district of Abkhazia, Georgia’s breakaway republic. It corresponds to the eponymous Georgian municipality. Its capital is Sukhumi, the town by the same name, which is also the capital of entire Abkhazia. The population of the district is 11,531 according to the 2011 census. The city of Sukhumi is a separate administrative entity with more than 40,000 inhabitants.[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 Census, Sukhumi District had a population of 11,531: [2]

Settlements[edit]

The district's main settlements are:

  • Sukhumi (serves as the capital of the district, but is not included in it)
  • Pskhu

Administration[edit]

On 2 April 2003, President Ardzinba dismissed Lev Avidzba and appointed State Security Service Chairman Zurab Agumava as acting District Head.[3]

On 21 February 2007, before the local elections, President Bagapsh temporarily prolonged Vladimir Avidzba tenure as Head of the District Administration.[4][5] After Avidzba was re-elected, he was permanently re-appointed on 21 March.[6]

On 12 June 2012, President Alexander Ankvab dismissed Avidzba for reaching the age of retirement, and awarded him with the order Akhdz-Apsha in the third degree for his long government service. On the same day, Ankvab appointed Head of the Education Department Zhuzhuna Bigvava as Avidzba's successor.[7]

List of Governors[edit]

# Name Entered office Left office President Comments
Heads of the District Administration:
Lev Avidzba ≤ February 2000 2 April 2003 [3] Vladislav Ardzinba
Zurab Agumava 2 April 2003 [3] 12 February 2005
12 February 2005 ≥ 2005 Sergei Bagapsh
Vladimir Avidzba ≤ February 2007 29 May 2011
29 May 2011 12 June 2012 [7] Alexander Ankvab
Zhuzhuna Bigvava 12 June 2012 [7] Present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. ^ a b 2011 Census results
  3. ^ a b c "Выпуск № 057". Apsnypress. 2 April 2003. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Kuchuberia, Anzhela (21 February 2007). "Багапш назначил исполняющих обязанности глав администраций нескольких районов Абхазии". Caucasian Knot. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Президент назначил исполняющих обязанности глав четырех районов Абхазии". Administration of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia. 22 February 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Президент продлил полномочия действующих глав региональных администраций". Administration of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia. 21 March 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c "Жужуна Бигвава назначена главой Администрации Сухумского района". Apsnypress. 13 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012.