Abkhazia, A Beautiful Country Barely Anyone Heard About

Abkhazia, A Beautiful Country Barely Anyone Heard About

When bored check all the countries in the world by alphabet and you will find plenty of them unknown for you. Later check about it on internet and brace yourself to get surprised by all the beauties every single part of our planet hides. Most of the less know, or better said unknown countries hide unbelievable nature, culture and history that is a pity that the world have hardly heard about them. We would like to give you a brief introduction to such a country that will make you want to go and explore it on your own.

Abkhazia, A Beautiful Country Barely Anyone Heard About

Image by Clay Gilliland via Flickr

Abkhazia, A Beautiful Country Barely Anyone Heard About

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The Baltic Sea hides a beauty, a partially recognized country of Abkhazia or simply Apsny. One of the main reasons why it is so unknown is the fact that it is recognized only by Russia and a small number of other countries. The world actually still considers Abkhazia as a part of Georgia even though Georgia is not the one that takes control over it not governs it anymore.

Abkhazia, A Beautiful Country Barely Anyone Heard About

Image by Clay Gilliland via Flickr

Abkhazia, A Beautiful Country Barely Anyone Heard About

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The official language of the country is the Russian language. It is a unitary semi-presidential republic which capital city is Sukhumi. The main issue of the country is still the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict as well as the connection they have with the powerful Russia. If you check deeply into their history you will find out that in the time of the war between Russia and Georgia, Abkhazia fought against the Georgian forces. This is just another reason for the good relations with Russia and the reason for being recognized by them.

Abkhazia, A Beautiful Country Barely Anyone Heard About

Image by Clay Gilliland via Flickr

It is a small beauty and a pearl on the Baltic Sea with a total area of 8,660 km2. The latest researches have shown that there are about 242,862 people enjoying the privilege of being its citizens. The name Abkhazia means ‘the country of the soul’.

Abkhazia, A Beautiful Country Barely Anyone Heard About

Image by Marco Fieber via Flickr

Abkhazia, A Beautiful Country Barely Anyone Heard About

Image by mikesub via Flickr

The Abkhazia’s nature is what mostly calls the attention of the visitors. The Caucasus Mountains, the permanent snows, the glaciers, the valleys, the periglacial and crater lakes out of which the Lake Ritsa is the most important one, are just some of the natural beauties this country owns.

Abkhazia, A Beautiful Country Barely Anyone Heard About

Image by Marco Fieber via Flickr

About 50.8% of the population are Abkhaz, as they call themselves. The rest are Georgians, Hemshin Armenians, Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Greeks, Ossetians, Tatars, Turks and Roma. The majority of the population are Christians Orthodox, then follow Muslims as well as irreligious.

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