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Abkhazia (Abkhaz: Аҧсны, Russian: Абхазия) is a partially recognised state controlled by a separatist government (Unitary semi-presidential republic, it considers itself an independent state, but is only recognized by few countries), covering 8.660 square kilometres on the eastern coast of the Black Sea and the south-western flank of the Caucasus. It has 242.862 citizens, of which 60% are Christians, 16% Muslims and 8% Abkhaz native religion .
The state is situated on the eastern bank of the Black Sea, bordered on the northwest by Russia on the Psou River, near the city of Sochi, and on the east with Georgia at the Ingur River and with the Grand Caucasian Range of mountains on the north. A subtropical climate and snow covered mountains combined with beaches, caves, lakes and mountains as well as architectural and religious legacy of churches makes Abkhazia a wonder to a tourist.