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Aspindza is located in Georgia (country)
Location in Georgia
Coordinates: 41°34′26″N 43°15′22″E / 41.57389°N 43.25611°E / 41.57389; 43.25611Coordinates: 41°34′26″N 43°15′22″E / 41.57389°N 43.25611°E / 41.57389; 43.25611
Country  Georgia
Region Samtskhe-Javakheti
Time zone GMT+4

Aspindza (Georgian: ასპინძა) is a daba ("small town") in southern Georgia's region of Samtskhe-Javakheti with a population of 3,243 (2002 census), mostly ethnic Georgians.[1] It is located at around 41°34′26″N 43°15′22″E / 41.57389°N 43.25611°E / 41.57389; 43.25611.


The word "Aspindza" derives from a Persian word "اسب انداز", which means "a place to rest". The year of the foundation the town is considered to be 888, as Leonti Mroveli (Georgian: ლეონტი მროველი) tells -

The run away Nasra was caught near Samtskhe, and killed by Aspindza in the year 888


By the end of the 16th century Aspindza had been conquered by the Ottoman Turks. According to their census, "Aspindza was a big village, that consisted of 50 families with gardens and orchards". The village is mentioned in chronicle of Sumbat Davitisdze (Georgian: სუმბატ დავითის ძე) and Vakhushti (Georgian: ვახუშტი).[3]



  1. ^ 2002 Georgia Census. State Department of Statistics of Georgia. Retrieved on February 16, 2010
  2. ^ Ivane Javakhishvili, „The history of Georgian Nation“, II, 1983, page 102
  3. ^ ჯიქია; გურჯისტანის ვილაიეთის დიდი დავთარი. წიგნი III. გამოკვლევა. თბილისი, 1958

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