Tsalenjikha

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Tsalenjikha

წალენჯიხა
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Official seal of Tsalenjikha
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Tsalenjikha is located in Georgia
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Location of Tsalenjikha in Georgia
Tsalenjikha is located in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
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Tsalenjikha
Tsalenjikha (Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti)
Coordinates: 42°36′N 42°05′E / 42.600°N 42.083°E / 42.600; 42.083
Country Georgia (country)
MkhareSamegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
Elevation
222 m (728 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total8,900
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5
Websitewww.tsalenjikha.ge

Tsalenjikha (Georgian: წალენჯიხა, also transliterated as Tsalendjikha and Tzalenjikha) is a town in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region of western Georgia with the population of c. 8,900 (2002). It is located on the river Chanistsqali. Historically, Tsalenjikha functioned as one of the residences of the Dadiani princess of Mingrelia and a bishopric seat with a medieval cathedral of the Savior.

Etymology[edit]

"Tsalenjikha" is a composite toponym, meaning in Mingrelian either "the fortress of Chan" (I. Kipchidze, S. Janashia) or "the lower fortress" (A. Chikobava).[1]

People from Tsalenjikha[edit]

Tsalenjikha is the birthplace of the famous Georgian poet, Terenti Graneli.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Georgian) Kajaia, Otar. Megrelian-Georgian Dictionary, vol. 1-3. Tbilisi, 2001-2004. Online version from Titus project

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Coordinates: 42°34′12″N 42°2′59″E / 42.57000°N 42.04972°E / 42.57000; 42.04972