Beach vacation & attractions of Abkhazia. Part 1
Abkhazia – the territory of unique nature, ancient history, centuries-old culture, unique traditions and a beach holiday. Abkhazia (Abkhazian, Apsny – country soul) is in the North-Western Caucasus, South Caucasus mountain range. Its coast is washed by the Black sea. The average length of the region from West to East reaches 160 kilometers. The length from South to North – 54 km. The coastline reaches 210 kilometers.
Abkhazia. Mountain lake Ritsa.
From the North-West part, along the river Psou, Abkhazia has a border with the Adler district of Krasnodar region. On the North side (the mountains of the Main Caucasian ridge), lies the border with Karachaevo-Cherkessia. On the East side, along the bed of the Inguri river, the territory adjacent to Georgia. The area of Abkhazia — 8700 sq. km Population of the region – about 340,000 people. Its greatest density is in the area of the black sea coast and foothills.
The indigenous population are Abkhazians, which is one of the oldest Nations of the world. In Abkhaz has 56 consonants and 6 vowels. The composition of the population of Abkhazia is very diverse. It includes representatives of more than 20 ethnic groups. The capital of the region is a seaside resort city of Sukhumi. Abkhazia is located in 7 administrative districts and 8 towns. Among them: Gagra, Pitsunda, Gudauta, New Afon, Sukhum, Ochamchira, etc. Also, there are 4 villages and over 500 villages.
Abkhazia has its own national symbols (including the flag, emblem and anthem). About 2/3 of its territory is mountains. Here, at the foot of snowy peaks, their origins are the main rivers flowing through its land. On the territory of Abkhazia are beautiful lakes, including one of the most famous, called the Ritz, which is located high in the mountains. From the depths of the edge of the beat curative mineral springs, numbering up to 170 exits to the surface.
The unique vegetation of the region comprises more than 200 species. On the mountain slopes grow, common in the subtropical climate, forests of beech, hornbeam, yew, chestnut and boxwood. Mountains on the territory of the region is also covered by green meadows. On the highest peaks all year round snow. Coastal part of the region is characterized by humid subtropical climate. She is attracted by the dramatic and diverse, represented by species vegetation.
Abkhazia is famous for the abundance of all kinds of fruits that are pleasing to residents and tourists almost year-round. Among them: cherry-Laurel, peach, strawberry, kiwi, grapes, tangerines, oranges, lemons and many others. Over the past 100 years, Abkhazia is considered to be globally renowned Wellness resort with a beach holiday. From the available tour itineraries, the most popular trip on lake Ritsa, New Athos, Sukhum and Pitsunda.