(Tbilisi, January 15, 2003. Civil Georgia) - Reports say de facto Abkhaz authorities hold the census of the population on January 14-20.
According to the census carried in 1989 up to 500,000 people lived the region. After the 1992-93 armed conflict the population of Abkhazia significantly reduced.
As Georgian authorities say 300,000 Georgians fled from the region and became IDPs.
Abkhaz de fact authorities say that at least 60% of the current population of the Abkhazia is already Russian citizen.
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