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Basic information about Imereti
Imereti (Georgian: იმერეთი) is a region in Georgia situated along the middle and upper reaches of the Rioni river. It consists of the following Georgian administrative-territorial units: Significant towns and regional centres include Samtredia, Chiatura (manganese production centre), Tkibuli (coal mining centre), Zestafoni (known for metals production), Vani, Khoni, and Sachkhere. Traditionally, Imereti is an agricultural region, known for its mulberries and grapes. The 800,000 Imeretians speak a Georgian dialect; they are one of the local culture-groups of the ethnically subdivided Georgian people. In late antiquity and early Middle Ages the ancient western Georgian kingdom of Egrisi existed on the territory of Imereti. Its king declared Christianity as an official religion of Egrisi in 523 AD. In 975-1466 Imereti was part of the united Georgian Kingdom. Since its disintegration in the 15th century, Imereti was an independent kingdom. In the 17th-18th centuries the kingdom of Imereti suffered frequent invasions by the Turks and paid patronage to the Ottoman Empire until 1810, when it was occupied and annexed by the Russian Empire. The last King of Imereti was Solomon II (1789-1810). From 1918–1921, Imereti was part of the independent Democratic Republic of Georgia. Within the USSR, the region was part of the Transcaucasian SFSR from 1922–1936, and part of the Georgian SSR from 1936–1991. Since Georgian independence in 1991, Imereti has been a region of Georgia with Kutaisi as the regional capital.
Cities, towns & villages in Imereti
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Gegut’iGeguti (Georgian: გეგუთი) is a Georgian medieval royal palace, now in ruins, at the homonymous village, 7 km south of the city of Kutaisi, Georgia. The ruins of the Geguti palace complex occupy the area of over 2,000 m2 along the Rioni River. An extensive fieldwork between 1953 and 1956 allowed the specialists to stratify the principal archaeological layers and reconstruct the architectural form and decoration of the medieval edifices bulk of which dates to the 12th century, the period when the first written mention of Geguti appears in the Georgian Chronicle. The earliest structure – a plain, one-room building with a large fireplace – dates back to the 8th/9th century. A principal part of the royal complex, commissioned by King George III of Georgia (r. 1156-1184), is a four-tier brick ed Show Gegut’ion the map
VaniVani (Georgian: ვანი) is a town in Imereti region of western Georgia, at the Sulori river (a tributary of the Rioni river), 41 km southwest from the regional capital Kutaisi. The town with the population of 4,600 (2002 est.) is an administrative center of the Municipality of Vani comprising also 43 neighbouring villages (total area – 557 km²; population – 34,000, 2002 est.). In town Vani there is an interesting museum (founded in 1985), where some unique pieces of the ancient Colchis are exhibited. Show Vanion the map
KhoniKhoni (Georgian: ხონი) is a town in the Western Georgian region (mkhare) of Imereti with the population of 23.600 (2014 Georgia census). It is situated on the left bank of the Tskhenistkali River in the north-west of Imereti, close to the border with the region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and 266 km west of Georgia's capital Tbilisi. The town serves as an administrative centre of the Khoni District. Its economy is based on agriculture, particularly tea production. Show Khonion the map
Zestap’oniZestafoni or Zestaponi (correct pronunciation - Zestaponi [zɛstʼapʰɔni]) (Georgian: is the administrative center of Zestafoni District in Western Georgia. Zestafoni is the center of an ancient, historical part of Georgia - Margveti, which is a part of Imereti province. Zestafoni is the Center of Margveti's Eparchy of The Georgian Orthodox Church. Zestafoni is situated in the furthest east of the Kolkheti Plateau. The city is built on the both banks of the river Kvirila. Show Zestap’onion the map
T’erjolaTerjola (Georgian: is a town in Imereti, Georgia, serving as an administrative center of the homonymous district. Terjola is situated in the Imereti Lowland in western Georgia, on the right bank of the Chkhara river. It lies on the Tbilisi-Zestaponi highway, 190 km northwest of Tbilisi and 14 km northwest of Zestaponi. Its population is 5,700. Terjola is first mentioned in the 17th-century sources. It acquired the status of a town in 1983. Show T’erjolaon the map
Lich’iLikhi Range (Georgian: ლიხის ქედი, translit.: likhis kedi) or Surami Range (Georgian: ქედი, translit.: suramis kedi) is a mountain range in Georgia, a part of the Caucasus mountains. It connects the Greater Caucasus and Lesser Caucasus ranges. Show Lich’ion the map
K’ulashiKulashi (Georgian: კულაში) is a small town (daba) in Imereti, Georgia with the population of around 2,000 as of 2002. It is located 5 km from the town of Samtredia. It first appears in the 16th century records as a fief of the Mikeladze family. It was granted the status of daba in 1961. Kulashi had formerly been a home to one of the largest Georgian Jewish community, whose size has significantly decreased due to several waves of Jewish expatriation to Israel. Show K’ulashion the map
Sach’khereSachkhere (Georgian: is a town at the northern edge of the Imereti Province in Western Georgia. It is the center of the Sachkhere Municipality. Farming is a major contributor to the economy of Sachkhere. Alva LLC estimates that there are 4,000 small and medium-sized farms and ranches in the region, supported by a program of technical assistance sponsored by USAID and administered by the Farmer-to-Farmer program of CNFA. Show Sach’khereon the map
KutaisiKutaisi (Georgian: [kʰutʰɑisi]; ancient names: Aea/Aia, Kotais, Kutatisi, Kutaïsi) is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its third largest city. Situated 221 kilometres (137 miles) west of Tbilisi, it is the capital of the western region of Imereti. Show Kutaision the map
Bagdat’iBaghdati (Georgian: is a town of 4,800 people in the Imereti region of western Georgia, at the edge of the Ajameti forest on the river Khanistsqali, a tributary of the Rioni. Show Bagdat’ion the map
Chiat’uraChiatura (Georgian: is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. In 1989, it had a population of about 30,000. Show Chiat’uraon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Imereti
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SamtrediaSamtredia (Georgian: [sɑmtʼrɛdiɑ]) is a town in Imereti, Georgia, lying in a lowland between the rivers Rioni and Tskhenis-Tsqali, 244 km (152 mi) west of the capital Tbilisi, and 27 km (17 mi) west of Georgia's second largest city Kutaisi. Georgia’s most important roads and railways converge there, making Samtredia the country’s vital transport hub. The Kopitnari Airport is also located in 10 km (6 mi) from Samtredia. The town's population is 29,694 as of the 2002 all-Georgia census. The climate is humid subtropical, with mild and warm winters and hot summers.Show on map
ImeretiImereti (Georgian: is a region in Georgia situated along the middle and upper reaches of the Rioni river. It consists of the following Georgian units: 1. \n* Kutaisi (city) 2. \n* Baghdati region 3. \n* Vani region 4. \n* Zestafoni region 5. \n* Terjola region 6. \n* Samtredia region 7. \n* Sachkhere region 8. \n* Tqibuli region 9. \n* Chiatura region 10. \n* Tsqaltubo region 11. \n* Kharagauli region 12. \n* Khoni region The 800,000 Imeretians speak a Georgian dialect; they are one of the local culture-groups of the ethnically subdivided Georgian people.Show on map
TsqaltuboTskaltubo (Georgian: is a spa resort in west-central Georgia. It is located at around 42°20′23″N 42°35′57″E / 42.33972°N 42.59917°E. It is the main town of the Tsqaltubo Municipality of the Imereti province. It is famous for its radon-carbonate mineral springs, whose natural temperature of 33–35 °C (91–95 °F) enables the water to be used without preliminary heating. Tskaltubo was especially popular in the Soviet era, attracting around 125,000 visitors a year. Bathhouse 9 features a frieze of Stalin, and visitors can see the private pool where he bathed on his visits.Show on map
K’alak’i TqibuliTkibuli or Tqibuli (Georgian: is a town in west-central Georgia, Imereti Region. It is located at around 42°20′39″N 42°59′24″E / 42.34417°N 42.99000°E. It is situated at the northern edge of Imereti region, close to the region of Rach'a, at the foot of Nakerala mountain. The town is a coal mining centre. Tkibuli is located between two man-made reservoirs and is a mountainous region. There were nine coal mines but now only one is functional. Tkibuli is also known for the tea that is grown in the region and sold throughout the country.Show on map
Zest’aponis Munitsip’alit’et’iZestafoni (Georgian: is a district of Georgia, in the region of Imereti. The district covers a total area of 423 square kilometres and as of 2002 it had a population total of 76,208 people.Its main town is Zestafoni which is an important industrial center, with a large ferro-alloy plant processing manganese ore from nearby Chiatura. The district is a notable wine-growing region.Show on map
Kalaki KutaisiKutaisi (Georgian: [kʰutʰɑisi]; ancient names: Aea/Aia, Kotais, Kutatisi, Kutaïsi) is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its third largest city. Situated 221 kilometres (137 miles) west of Tbilisi, it is the capital of the western region of Imereti.Show on map
Kharagaulis RaioniKharagauli (Georgian: is an administrative center of Kharagauli district in Georgia. It is situated on both banks of Chkherimela river in a narrow and deep gorge, 280-400m above the sea level.Show on map
SachkhereSachkhere (Georgian: Saçxeris is a district of Georgia, in the region of Imereti. Its main town is Sachkhere. Population: 46,846 (2002 census) Area: 973 km²Show on map
Baghdatis Munitsip’alit’et’iBaghdati (Georgian: is a district of Georgia, in the region of Imereti. Its main town is Baghdati. Population: 29,235 (2002 census) Area: 815 km²Show on map
K’alak’i Chiat’uraChiatura (Georgian: is a district of Georgia, in the region of Imereti. Its main town is Chiatura. Population: 56,341 (2002 census) Area: 542 km²Show on map
Terjolis Munitsip’alit’et’iTerjola (Georgian: is a district of Georgia, in the region of Imereti. Its main town is Terjola. Population: 45,496 (2002 census) Area: 357 km²Show on map
Vanis Munitsip’alit’et’iVani (Georgian: ვანის is a municipality of Georgia, in the region of Imereti. Its main town is Vani. Population: 34,464 (2002 census) Area: 557 km²Show on map
Khonis Munitsip’alit’et’iKhoni (Georgian: ხონის is a district of Georgia, in the region of Imereti. Its main town is Khoni. Population: 31,749 (2002 census) Area: 429 km²Show on map