Tsalenjikha (Georgian: წალენჯიხა, also transliterated as Tsalendjikha and Tzalenjikha) is a town in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region of western Georgia with the population of c. 8,900 (2002). It is located on the river Chanistsqali. Historically, Tsalenjikha functioned as one of the residences of the Dadiani princes of Mingrelia and a bishopric seat with a medieval cathedral of the Savior.
"Tsalenjikha" is a composite toponym, meaning in Mingrelain either "the fortress of Chan" (I. Kipchidze, S. Janashia) or "the lower fortress" (A. Chikobava).
People from Tsalenjikha
Tsalenjikha is the birthplace of the famous Georgian poet, Terenti Graneli.
Coordinates: 42°34′12″N 42°2′59″E / 42.57000°N 42.04972°E