Gudauta District

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Gudauta District
გუდაუთის რაიონი
Гәдоуҭа араион
Гудаутский район
Ruins of Anacopia on the Iverian Mountain
Ruins of Anacopia on the Iverian Mountain
Location of Gudauta district in Abkhazia (de facto bordering)
Location of Gudauta district in Abkhazia (de facto bordering)
Country  Georgia
De Facto state  Abkhazia[1]
Capital Gudauta
 • Governor (de facto) Ruslan Ladaria
 • Total 1,640 km2 (630 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 36,775
 • Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zone MSK (UTC+3)

Gudauta District is a district of Abkhazia, Georgia’s breakaway republic. It corresponds to the eponymous Georgian district. Its capital is Gudauta, the town by the same name. The population of the district was 34,869 at the time of the 2003 census, down from 57,334 in 1989.[2] By the time of the 2011 Census, the population had increased to 36,775.[3]


On 16 June 2003, President Ardzinba assented to Lev Shamba's request for dismissal and replaced him with First Deputy Minister for Education Beslan Dbar.[4]

On 29 March 2005, newly elected President Sergei Bagapsh replaced Beslan Dbar as the Head of Gudauta's Administration by Daur Vozba.[5] During the February 2011 assembly elections, Daur Vozba failed to be re-elected by a margin of 92 votes.[6] Sergei Bagapsh appointed Valeri Malia as his successor on 23 February.[7] On 17 February, during its first session, the new Gudauta District assembly elected Roman Bazba its chairman, with 22 out of 29 votes, and Fyodor Sakania its Deputy Chairman.[8]

On 1 November 2011, Abkhazia's Prosecutor General announced that he had initiated criminal proceedings against former Administration Head Daur Vozba, for abuse of power. Vozba is alleged to have signed a decree on 11 August 2006, handing over two most valuable plots of coastal land to two individuals, which would have required authorisation by the Cabinet of Ministers.[9]

Following the May 2014 Revolution and the election of Raul Khajimba as President, on 23 September 2014 he replaced Malia as Administration Head with Ruslan Ladaria.[10]

List of de facto Governors[edit]

# Name Entered office Left office President Comments
Chairmen of the (Executive Committee of the) District Soviet:
Said Tarkil 1982 [11] 1987 [11]
I. Lakoba <=1989 >=1989
Heads of the District Administration:
Said Tarkil 1994 [11] 26 November 1994
26 November 1994 1999 [11] Vladislav Ardzinba
Lev Shamba ≤ February 2000 16 June 2003 [4]
Beslan Dbar 16 June 2003 [4] 29 March 2005 [5]
Daur Vozba 29 March 2005 [5] 23 February 2011 Sergei Bagapsh
Valeri Malia 23 February 2011 [7] 26 September 2011
26 September 2011 1 June 2014 Alexander Ankvab
1 June 2014 23 October 2014 [10] Valeri Bganba
Ruslan Ladaria 23 October 2014 [10] Present Raul Khajimba


At the time of the 2011 Census, Gudauta District had a population of 36,775:[12]


The district's main settlements are:

Twin regions[edit]

On 20 September 2013, Gudauta District signed a Friendship and Partnership Agreement with Kstovsky District. [13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 1989, 2003 Census results
  3. ^ 2011 Census results
  4. ^ a b c "Выпуск № 121". Apsnypress. 16 June 2003. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Указ Президента Абхазии №67 от О главе Администрации Гудаутского района". Official site of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Kuchuberia, Anzhela (14 February 2011). В Абхазии выборы признаны состоявшимися. Caucasian Knot (in Russian). Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Президент Сергей Багапш подписал Указы о назначении глав администрации городов и районов республики. Apsnypress (in Russian). 23 February 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  8. ^ Роман Базба избран председателем Гудаутского Районного собрания. Apsnypress (in Russian). 18 February 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Возбуждено уголовное дело в отношении бывшего главы администрации Гудаутского района Даура Возба". Apsnypress. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c "У К А З О главе администрации Гудаутского района". Apsnypress. 23 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c d Lakoba, Stanislav. "Кто есть кто в Абхазии". Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  12. ^ 2011 Census results
  13. ^ "Между Гудаутским районом Абхазии и Кстовским муниципальным районом Нижегородской области России заключено соглашение о побратимских отношениях". Apsnypress. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 

Coordinates: 43°15′47″N 40°37′48″E / 43.26306°N 40.63000°E / 43.26306; 40.63000