Samachablo

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Samachablo
სამაჩაბლო
Samachablo is located in South Ossetia
Samachablo
Samachablo
Map highlighting the historical region of Samachablo
Samachablo is located in Georgia
Samachablo
Samachablo
Samachablo (Georgia)
Coordinates: 42°13′35″N 43°58′10″E / 42.22639°N 43.96944°E / 42.22639; 43.96944Coordinates: 42°13′35″N 43°58′10″E / 42.22639°N 43.96944°E / 42.22639; 43.96944
An approximate geographical area.
Country Georgia
MkhareShida Kartli
CapitalTbilisi

Samachablo (Georgian: სამაჩაბლო) is a Georgian historical district in Shida Kartli, Georgia, which lies entirely within the disputed South Ossetia Region. The name Samachablo (literally, "of Machabeli") derives from the Georgian aristocratic family of Machabeli who once held possession of the area. With the rise of Georgian-Ossetian interethnic tensions in the late 1980s, the name was revived by the Georgians and has sometimes been semi-officially used since then.[1]

This territory is referred to as Tskhinvali region by Georgian authorities after the name of its only city.

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  1. ^ Potier, Tim (2001), Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia: A Legal Appraisal, p. 139. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, ISBN 90-411-1477-7.