Psou River

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Origin Greater Caucasus
Mouth Black Sea
Basin countries Georgia, (Abkhazia[1]), Russia
Length 57 km (35 mi)
Basin area 420 square kilometres (160 sq mi)

Psou River (Georgian: ფსოუ, Abkhaz: Ҧсоу, Russian: Псоу) is a river in the West Caucasus. It flows along the Southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range and forms a part of the border between Abkhazia and Russia, or Georgia and Russia, as Georgia and United Nations consider. The river flows into the Black Sea. The Psou is 57 kilometres (35 mi) long, and the drainage basin is approximately 420 square kilometres (160 sq mi). The Psou Valley borders the Gagra Range of Abkhazia to the east.


  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.

Coordinates: 43°23′10″N 40°00′36″E / 43.3861°N 40.0101°E / 43.3861; 40.0101