Gulripshi
Гәылрыҧшь, გულრიფში
Urban Type Settlement
Gulripshi is located in Gulripshi District
Gulripshi
Gulripshi
Gulripshi is located in Abkhazia
Gulripshi
Gulripshi
Gulripshi is located in Georgia
Gulripshi
Gulripshi
Coordinates: 42°55′53″N 41°06′22″E / 42.931418°N 41.106128°E / 42.931418; 41.106128Coordinates: 42°55′53″N 41°06′22″E / 42.931418°N 41.106128°E / 42.931418; 41.106128
Country Abkhazia (de facto)
 Georgia (de jure)
DistrictGulripshi District
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total3,910[1]

Gulripshi (Abkhazian: Гәылрыҧшь, Gwylryphsh; Georgian: გულრიფში, [ɡulɾipʰʃi] (listen); Russian: Гульрыпш, Gulrypsh) is an urban settlement in Abkhazia.[Note 1] It is located 12 km from Sukhumi, and is the capital of Gulripshi district.

Nikolay Smetskoy built three sanatoria in Gulripsh between 1902 and 1913 for patients with pulmonary diseases and founded several parks with subtropical plants.[2] After the Russian Revolution the sanatoria were nationalised.

Climate

Gulripshi has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cfa).

Climate data for Gulripshi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.7
(42.3)
6.3
(43.3)
9.3
(48.7)
12.6
(54.7)
17.1
(62.8)
20.7
(69.3)
23.4
(74.1)
23.9
(75.0)
20.6
(69.1)
16.7
(62.1)
11.9
(53.4)
8.2
(46.8)
14.7
(58.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 126
(5.0)
107
(4.2)
118
(4.6)
124
(4.9)
97
(3.8)
122
(4.8)
117
(4.6)
132
(5.2)
136
(5.4)
137
(5.4)
140
(5.5)
151
(5.9)
1,507
(59.3)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]
Smetskoy's sanatorium (postcard)
Smetskoy's sanatorium (postcard)

See also

References

  1. ^ The political status of Abkhazia is disputed. Having unilaterally declared independence from Georgia in 1992, Abkhazia is formally recognised as an independent state by 6 UN member states (one other state recognised it but then withdrew its recognition), while Georgia continues to claim it as part of its own territory, designating it as Russian-occupied territory.
  1. ^ http://www.ethno-kavkaz.narod.ru/gulripsh11.html (in Russian)
  2. ^ "Наше Наследие" № 63-64 2002. Творец зеленой Третьяковки (in Russian)
  3. ^ "Climate: Gulripshi". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 7 April 2014.