Abkhazians to be counted in October and February
Population census to be held in Abkhazia on February 21st to 28th , 2011, and in highland settlements - in October 2010 - Kavkazski Uzel.
Alexander Stranichkin, the Vice PM of Abkhazia, responsible for preparation and conduction of the census, said the authorities intend to invite monitors. They intend to address the UN and statistics bodies of CIS and Russia.
The population census is being organized by statistics bodies of Abkhazia. The State Commission coordinates executive power bodies, responsible and involved in the process.
According to Zoya Avidzba, the head of the State Statistics Administration, the population census will be held without obligatory showing any documents.
The State Commission adopted a draft questioner, containing 16 questions.
The most recent population census was held in Abkhazia in 2003. This time 800 surveyors were involved.