Abkhazia is a disputed territory in the Caucasus mountains. It is regarded by most countries as a part of Georgia but governs itself with a government recognised only by a few countries, one of which is its neighbour Russia.

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Time zone: GMT/UTC plus 4 hours
Current time: 05:53
Population: 243,000
Political status: mostly recognised internationally as a part of Georgia, it is governed internally by a de facto autonomous government recognised by Russia and a small number of other countries
Climate: mild, ranging from sub-tropical along the coast to alpine and very cold at higher altitudes
Terrain: mountainous in the north, flatter lowlands in the south

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