Tsalenjikha

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Tsalenjikha
წალენჯიხა
Skyline of Tsalenjikha  წალენჯიხა
Flag of Tsalenjikha  წალენჯიხა
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Official seal of Tsalenjikha  წალენჯიხა
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Tsalenjikha  წალენჯიხა is located in Georgia (country)
Tsalenjikha  წალენჯიხა
Tsalenjikha
წალენჯიხა
Location of Tsalenjikha in Georgia
Coordinates: 42°36′N 42°05′E / 42.600°N 42.083°E / 42.600; 42.083
Country  Georgia
Mkhare Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
Elevation 222 m (728 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 8,900
Time zone Georgian Time (UTC+4)
Website www.tsalenjikha.ge

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.

Etymology[edit]

"Tsalenjikha" is a composite toponym, meaning in Mingrelian either "the fortress of Chan" (I. Kipchidze, S. Janashia) or "the lower fortress" (A. Chikobava).[1]

People from Tsalenjikha[edit]

Tsalenjikha is the birthplace of the famous Georgian poet, Terenti Graneli.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Georgian) Kajaia, Otar. Megrelian-Georgian Dictionary, vol. 1-3. Tbilisi, 2001-2004. Online version from Titus project

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Coordinates: 42°34′12″N 42°2′59″E / 42.57000°N 42.04972°E / 42.57000; 42.04972