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Akhalgori (ახალგორი)
Leningor (Ленингор)
Name origin: "new Vladimir Lenin)
Country [1] (South Ossetia[2])
District Akhalgori district/Leningor district
Elevation 788 m (2,585 ft)
Area 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Population 2,000
Timezone Moscow time (UTC+3)
 - summer (DST) Moscow summer time (UTC+4)
Location of Akhalgori/Leningor town at the map of South Ossetia

Akhalgori (Georgian government whereas Leningor is the name given to the city in the Soviet era and used by the South Ossetians.


The village of Akhalgori was first mentioned in the 18th century by [3]

Before Sovietisation of Georgia in 1921, Akhalgori was the residence of Georgian Noble Eristavi Duce. During the Soviet era it was part of the ლენინგორი) after Vladimir Lenin. It was renamed Akhalgori by the Georgians at the end of 1990.

Control over the town

The town remained under Georgian jurisdiction after most of South Ossetia broke away from the central government's control during the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War. It came under the control of South Ossetian secessionist authorities as a result of the 2008 South Ossetia War[4] on August 17, 2008.[5] The government of South Ossetia has renamed the town Leningor.[6]

Before the conflict, Akhalgori district had a population of 7,700, with approximately 2,000 living in the town itself. The largest villages were Ikorta, Korinta, Qanchaveti, Kvemo Zakhori, Largvisi, Doretkari, and Karchokhi. The population was primarily Georgian (6,520) and Ossetian (1,110) with good relations between the two communities.[7] Currently Akhalgori as well as South Ossetia are controlled by Russian forces and South Ossetian militia.

Town's position in administrative subdivision makeup

Industry and commerce

Akhalgori is home to the Lomisi brewery, which is the primary employer of the town.



  1. ^ Recognised by most UN countries as part of Georgia.
  2. ^ De facto independent partially recognised
  3. ^ a b c Pospelov, p. 29
  4. ^, Sides Warn of ‘Tensions’ in Akhalgori, 25.08.2008
  5. ^ Осетины заявили о захвате грузинами села в непризнанной республике on
  6. ^ }}} Осетины заявили о захвате грузинами села в непризнанной республике,, 25 août 2008.
  7. ^
  8. ^ Президиум Верховного Совета Грузинской Советской Социалистической Республики (1988). Грузинская ССР. Административно-территориальное деление на 1 января 1987 г. Тбилиси: Сабчота Сакартвело, 272.


  • Е. М. Поспелов (Ye. M. Pospelov). "Имена городов: вчера и сегодня (1917–1992). Топонимический словарь." (City Names: Yesterday and Today (1917–1992). Toponymic Dictionary.) Москва, "Русские словари", 1993.

External links

  • Official Georgian site of the town
  • Official Ossetian site of the town
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