Merkheuli

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Merkheuli

Мархьаул, მერხეული
Village
Merkheuli is located in Gulripshi District
Merkheuli
Merkheuli
Merkheuli is located in Abkhazia
Merkheuli
Merkheuli
Merkheuli is located in Georgia
Merkheuli
Merkheuli
Coordinates: 42°59′31″N 41°09′51″E / 42.991825°N 41.164296°E / 42.991825; 41.164296Coordinates: 42°59′31″N 41°09′51″E / 42.991825°N 41.164296°E / 42.991825; 41.164296
CountryAbkhazia (de facto)
Georgia (de jure)
DistrictGulripshi District
Population
 (2011)
 • Total839

Merkheuli (Abkhazian: Мархьаул; Georgian: მერხეული [mɛrxɛuli]) is a village in Abkhazia.[Note 1] A 2011 census recorded a population of 839 people.

History[edit]

Merkheuli was established in 1879.[1]

Notable people[edit]

Lavrentiy Beria, chief of the NKVD from 1938 to 1945, was born in Merkheuli in 1899.

Population[edit]

Year of census Population Ethnic composition
1886[citation needed] 466 Russians (61.4%), Georgians (32.2%), Abkhazians (4.3%)
1926[citation needed] 3,827 Georgians (47.3%), Armenians (15.8%), Russians and Ukrainians (9.2%), Abkhazians (4.3%)
1959[citation needed] 3,076 Georgians, Armenians, Russians, Abkhazians (no specified percentages)
1989[citation needed] 3,939 Georgians, Armenians, Abkhazians (no specified percentages)
2011[2] 839 Armenians (76.3%), Georgians (9.4%), Abkhazians (8.6%), Russians (4.4%)

Climate[edit]

Merkheuli has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa.)

Climate data for Merkheuli
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.1
(41.2)
5.9
(42.6)
8.8
(47.8)
12.4
(54.3)
16.9
(62.4)
20.5
(68.9)
23.3
(73.9)
23.6
(74.5)
20.3
(68.5)
16.2
(61.2)
11.5
(52.7)
7.6
(45.7)
14.3
(57.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 119
(4.7)
104
(4.1)
114
(4.5)
122
(4.8)
97
(3.8)
123
(4.8)
117
(4.6)
131
(5.2)
132
(5.2)
131
(5.2)
134
(5.3)
143
(5.6)
1,467
(57.8)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

See also[edit]

Note[edit]

  1. ^ Abkhazia is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Abkhazia and Georgia. The Republic of Abkhazia unilaterally declared independence on 23 July 1992, but Georgia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Abkhazia has received formal recognition as an independent state from 7 out of 193 United Nations member states, 1 of which have subsequently withdrawn their recognition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://abkhazmoscow.ru/en/ob-abkhazii/historydate.php
  2. ^ http://www.ethno-kavkaz.narod.ru/gulripsh11.html
  3. ^ "Climate: Merkheuli". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 7 April 2014.