ABKHASIA, or Abhasia, a tract of Russian Caucasia, government of Kutais.
The government includes the districts of Guria, Mingrelia, Imeretia, Abkhasia and Svanetia, and consists of four distinct parts: (I) the lowlands, drained by the Rion, and continued N.W.
The chief rivers are the Rion, which enters the Black Sea at Poti; the Chorokh, which enters the same sea at Batum; and the Ingur, the Kodor and the Bzyb, also flowing into the Black Sea in Abkhasia.
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