Shesheleta ( Abkh. Shyashalak, Shashyygyy ; until 1994 (and currently in Georgia) - Shesheleti) - a village in Abkhazia , in the Ochamchyr region of the partially recognized Republic of Abkhazia , according to the administrative division of Georgia - in the Gali municipality of the Abkhaz Autonomous Republic  . It is located in a flat strip southeast of the Ochamchyr district center. Administratively, the village is the administrative center of the Shashalat village administration ( Abkh. Shyashalak agyy ahadara ).
|A country||Republic of Abkhazia / Georgia |
|Region ||Abkhaz Autonomous Republic|
|Area||Ochamchyr district  / Gali municipality |
|History and Geography|
|Timezone||UTC + 3|
- 1 History
- 2 Borders
- 3 population
- 4 History
- 5 Famous Natives
- 6 References
- 7 Notes
The village was renamed by the authorities of the Republic of Abkhazia in 1994 and allocated from the Gali district to Ochamchyrsky, while it was divided between the Mukhursky and Repo- Shesheletsky village councils. According to the administrative division of Georgia, it continues to be called Shesheleti within the Gali Municipality.
In the north of Sheshelet it borders with the village (s / a) of Achguar , in the west - Gudava (in the s / a of Achguar); in the east - with the Tkuarchal district ; in the south - with the Gali district .
The population of the village of Shesheleta, divided between the Mukhursky and Repo-Shesheletsky village councils, according to the 1989 census, amounted to 2520 people, according to the 2011 census, the population of the village administration of Shesheleta amounted to 373 people, mostly Mingrelians and Georgians   .
|Census year||Number of inhabitants||Ethnic composition|
|1886||531||Samurzakans 97.6%; Georgians 2.4%|
|1926||as part of the Mukhursky and Repo-Shesheletsky village councils||there is no data|
|1959||2183 (as part of the Mukhursky and Repo-Shesheletsky village councils)||Georgians (no exact data)|
|1989||2520 (as part of the Mukhursky and Repo-Shesheletsky village councils)||Georgians (no exact data)|
|2011||373 (rural administration of Sheshelet)||Mingrelians 74.3%, Georgians 16.6%, Abkhazians 5.4%|
In the 19th century, Shesheleta was part of the Gudava rural community. According to the census of 1886, Orthodox Christians lived in Shashalat - 531 people, Muslims - there were no Sunnis . According to the estate division with the village there were 4 princes , 44 noblemen and 483 peasants . Representatives of the Orthodox clergy and “urban” estates did not live in Shashalat.
In the middle of the XIX century , judging by the testimonies of scientists and travelers, the village was already completely megrelanguage , while to the north of Shashalat they still spoke Abkhazian .
The whole Soviet period, the village was divided between the two above village councils.
During the Georgian-Abkhaz war, Shesheleta, like the rest of the villages of the Gali district , was controlled by the Georgian side. After the war, most of the residents left the village, but already in 1994, many returned. Currently, the number of villagers has decreased significantly compared to the pre-war period.
The village of Shesheleta is historically divided into 3 villages ( Abkh. Aҳabla ):
- First Shesheleta (First Shesheleti)
- Second Shesheleta (Second Shesheleti, Upper Shesheleti)
Vekua, Ilya Nestorovich
- V.E. Kvarchia. Historical and modern toponymy of Abkhazia (Historical and etymological study). - Sukhum, 2006 .-- 328 p. - 1000 copies.
- Кәарҷия В. Е. Аҧсны atoponymy. - Аҟәа: 2002 .-- 686 d. (Abkh.)
- This settlement is located in Abkhazia , which is a disputed territory . According to the administrative division of Georgia , the disputed territory is occupied by the Abkhaz Autonomous Republic . In fact, the disputed territory is occupied by the partially recognized state of the Republic of Abkhazia .
- According to the administrative division of Georgia
- According to the administrative division of the partially recognized Republic of Abkhazia
- Census of Abkhazia 2011. Ochamchyr district
- Population censuses in Abkhazia 1886, 1926, 1939, 1959, 1970, 1979, 1989, 2003, 2011