Basilica in Tsandryphsh (6th century AD)
Location in Abkhazia
|Country||Georgia (Abkhazia[note 1])|
|• Mayor||Albert Tarkil[gcity 1]|
|• First Deputy Mayor||Karapet Karagozyan[gcity 1]|
|• Second Deputy Mayor||Grigori Kasparyan[gcity 1]|
|Time zone||MSK (UTC+3)|
Tsandryphsh (Abkhaz: Цандрыҧшь; Georgian: წანდრიფში; Russian: Цандрыпш) or Gantiadi (Georgian: განთიადი; Russian: Гантиади), is an urban-type settlement on the Black Sea coast in the Gagra District of Abkhazia,[note 1] 5 km from the Russian border.
Tsandrypsh derives its current name from the princely family Tsanba. In historical times, it was known as Sauchi (Russian: Саучи). Then, until 1944 as Yermolov, after the Russian general Aleksey Petrovich Yermolov. From 1944 until 1991, Tsandrypsh was known as Gantiadi (Georgian: განთიადი, Russian: Гантиади), from the Georgian word for Dawn. This latter name is still used informally.
- 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.
Gagra District Administration
- "Администрация городов, сёл и посёлков Гагрского района". Gagra DistrictAdministration. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
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