Gali (Georgian: გალი [gɑli] (listen); Abkhazian: Гал, Gal) is a town in Georgia, 77 km southeast to Sukhumi in region Abkhazia. It is the centre of Gali District and was in the United Nations security zone prior to the Russian veto of the UNOMIG Mission in 2009. As of 2011 the town has a population of 7 605 inhabitants.
|Bird's eye view of Gali |
Gali was granted town status in 1932.
On 15 April 1953, the newspaper Izvestia reported that the residents of Gali were celebrating the 132nd birthday of its oldest resident, Tlabgan Ketsba, and that he had founded the town in the 19th century.
- Галский Район (2011 г.)
- Photos by Patrick Perrier, 26.10.2008
- Большой Энциклопедический словарь
- "Tlabgan Ketsba: famous Abkhazian long-liver, founder of Gal town (scion of the settlement he founded)". Abkhaz World. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
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