Bzyb (village)

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ბზიფი(in Georgian)
Бзыҧ (in Abkhaz)
Urban-type settlement and municipality
Bzyb village.jpg
Location in Abkhazia
Location in Abkhazia
Bzyb is located in Georgia (country)
Location in Georgia
Coordinates: 43°13′45″N 40°22′13″E / 43.2291666767°N 40.3702777878°E / 43.2291666767; 40.3702777878Coordinates: 43°13′45″N 40°22′13″E / 43.2291666767°N 40.3702777878°E / 43.2291666767; 40.3702777878
Country Abkhazia,[note 1] Georgia
District Gagra
 • Mayor Tamaz Leiba[gcity 1]
 • Deputy Mayor Alla Grigolia[gcity 1]
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,719
Time zone MSK (UTC+3)
Climate Cfa

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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]


At the time of the 2011 Census, Bzyb had a population of 4,719. Of these, 54.7% were Abkhaz, 27.5% Armenians, 10.7% Russians, 3.7% Georgians, 0.9% Ukrainians and 0.3% Greeks[1]

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  1. ^ a b 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[edit]