Бзыҧ (in Abkhaz)
|Urban-type settlement and municipality|
Location in Abkhazia
|Country||Abkhazia,[note 1] Georgia|
|• Mayor||Tamaz Leiba[gcity 1]|
|• Deputy Mayor||Alla Grigolia[gcity 1]|
|Time zone||MSK (UTC+3)|
Bzyb (Georgian: ბზიფი, Bzip'i, Abkhaz: Бзыҧ, Bzyph, Russian: Бзыбь or Бзыпта) is an urban-type settlement located in the Gagra district of Abkhazia,[note 1] Georgia. Next to the river Bzyb. There is a 9th-10th-century church, now in ruins and a medieval fortress nearby. The town became less important when the fortress was destroyed and the town passed into the control of the clan of Inal-Ipa, which perhaps branched off around 1730 from Abkhazia's princely house, the Shervashidze.
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- 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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