Psou (village)

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Salme küla
სალმე (Georgian)
Сальме (Abkhaz)
Salme (Estonian)
Salme küla is located in Abkhazia
Salme küla
Salme küla
Salme küla is located in Georgia (country)
Salme küla
Salme küla
Coordinates: 43°26′N 40°02′E / 43.433°N 40.033°E / 43.433; 40.033Coordinates: 43°26′N 40°02′E / 43.433°N 40.033°E / 43.433; 40.033
Country Abkhazia,[note 1] Georgia
District Gagra
Time zone MSK (UTC+3)

Psou (Georgian: სალმე, Abkhaz: Сальме, Estonian: Salme, Russian: Сальме) is a village in Abkhazia,[note 1] Georgia. It was founded in 1884 by Estonian resettlers from Kuusalu, Governorate of Estonia. Nowadays, most of the inhabitants are Abkhaz, as most of the Estonians were repatriated back to Estonia during the 1992-1993 Georgian-Abkhaz war. The village has subsequently been renamed Psou by Abkhaz authorities after the Psou River.

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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.