Tsandryphsh

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Basilica in Tsandryphsh (VI c. AD)

Tsandryphsh or Tsandripsh (Abkhaz: Цандрыҧшь; Georgie: განთიადი, Gantiadi; Roushie: Цандрипш‎), is an urban-type settlement locatit in the Gagra Destrict o Abkhazie, a disputit region on the Black Sea coast, 5 km frae the Roushie border.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tsandrypsh is said tae be the historical caipital o the principality o Saniga afore the 6t century AD. It later became the caipital o Sadzen.[1]

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tsandrypsh derives its current name frae the princely family Tsanba. In historical times, it wis kent as Sauchi (Roushie: Саучи‎). Then, till 1944 as Yermolov, efter the Roushie general Aleksey Petrovich Yermolov. Frae 1944 till 1991, Tsandrypsh wis kent as Gantiadi (Georgie: განთიადი, Roushie: Гантиади‎), frae the Georgie wird for Dawn. This latter name is still uised informally.[1]

Coordinates: 43°22′N 40°05′E / 43.367°N 40.083°E / 43.367; 40.083

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pashkov, O.V. (2010). "Поселок Цандрипш (Цандрыпш)" (in Russian). Retrieved 7 January 2010. 

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