Akhalgori Municipality

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Akhalgori Municipality

ახალგორის მუნიციპალიტეტი
Flag of Akhalgori Municipality
Location of Akhalgori Municipality
Location of Akhalgori Municipality
Coordinates: 42°9′N 44°31′E / 42.150°N 44.517°E / 42.150; 44.517Coordinates: 42°9′N 44°31′E / 42.150°N 44.517°E / 42.150; 44.517
CountryGeorgia (South Ossetia[fn 1])
 • De facto head of administrationAlan Djussoev
 • Votes in Parliament(of 69)
 • Total1,011 km2 (390 sq mi)
 • Total7,703
 • Density7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4 (CEST)

Akhalgori Municipality (Georgian: ახალგორის მუნიციპალიტეტი, Ossetian: Ленингоры район, Russian: Ахалгорский муниципалитет) is a Municipality in Georgia or South Ossetia respectively. Georgia considers Akhalgori part of the Mtskheta-Mtianeti. According to Tskhinval, the current Head of Administration of Leningor is Alan Djussoev, and the current Deputy Head is Alexander Baratashvili.[1] Before the 2008 war, the municipality was divided, with the eastern part under Georgian and the western under South Ossetian control

The Georgian controlled part of Akhalgori/Leningor Municipality had a population of 7,700 in 2002, with approximately 2,000 living in the town itself. The largest villages were Ikorta, Korinta, Qanchaveti, Kvemo Zakhori, Largvisi, Doretkari, and Karchokhi. The population was primarily Georgian (6,520) and Ossetian (1,110) prior to the 2008 South Ossetia war. Since the war, over 5,000 ethnic Georgians – at least 70% of the total population and 90% of local ethnic Georgians – have fled the area[citation needed], citing discrimination and a "climate of fear" under the Russian-South Ossetian control. Unlike in other Georgian enclaves[citation needed], Ossetian militias have not systematically destroyed village structures, though there have been some reports of attacks against civilians and complaints of intimidation.[2]

International status[edit]

According to administrative divisions of South Ossetia the municipality is located on territory of Leningor District.


The district houses several pieces of medieval Georgian architecture, listed below:

Map of South Ossetia showing Akhalgori (Leningori) district in the south-east (green colour denotes zones of Georgian control prior to the 2008 conflict

See also[edit]


  1. ^ South Ossetia'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 South Ossetia de jure a part of Georgia's territory.


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