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Basic information about Samtskhe-Javakheti
Samtskhe-Javakheti (Georgian: სამცხე-ჯავახეთი), is a region (Georgian: Mkhare) formed in the 1990s in southern Georgia from the historical provinces of Meskheti (Samtskhe), Javakheti and Tori (Borjomi gorge). Akhaltsikhe is its capital. The region comprises six administrative districts: Akhaltsikhe, Adigeni, Aspindza, Borjomi, Akhalkalaki and Ninotsminda. There are 5 town, 6 townlets, 67 community and village sakrebulos (assemblies), and 268 villages in the region. Samtskhe-Javakheti is bordered by the regions of Adjara to the west, Guria and Imereti to the north, Shida Kartli and Kvemo Kartli to the north-east and to the east, and by Armenia and Turkey to the south and southwest. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, the South Caucasus natural gas pipeline, and the Kars–Tbilisi–Baku railway (under construction) pass through the region.
Cities, towns & villages in Samtskhe-Javakheti
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BorjomiBorjomi (Georgian: is a resort town in south-central Georgia with a population of 10,546. It is one of the districts of the Samtskhe-Javakheti region and is situated in the northwestern part of the region in the picturesque Borjomi Gorge on the eastern edge of the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. The town is famous for its mineral water industry (which is the number one export of Georgia), the Romanov summer palace in Likani, and the World Wide Fund for Nature-site Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Borjomi mineral water is particularly well known in those countries which were part of the former Soviet Union; the bottling of mineral water is a major source of income for the area. Because of the supposed curative powers of the area's mineral springs, it is a frequent destination fo Show Borjomion the map
Didi-SamsariMount Samsari (Georgian: is a peak of the Abul-Samsari Range in Southern Georgia. The elevation of the mountain is 3,285 metres (10,778 ft) above sea level. Mount Samsari represents a volcanic cone, inside of which lies a caldera with a diameter of 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) with a semicircular ridge surrounding it. The formation of the caldera is linked to local fault systems. The floor of the caldera is lined with rocks and glacial debris as well as small lakes and contains volcanokarst formations. The caldera rim contains traces of previous glaciation, including cirques. The mountain was built up during the late Quaternary period and is made up of andesites, dacites and rhyolites. The slopes of Samsari are mainly devoid of vegetation. The caldera formed roughly 200ka ago. Show Didi-Samsarion the map
Khert’visiKhertvisi fortress (Georgian: ციხე) is one of the oldest fortresses in Georgia and was functional throughout the Georgian feudal period. It is situated in Southern Georgia, in Meskheti region. The fortress was first build in the 2nd century BC. The church was built in 985, and the present walls build in 1354. As the legend says, Khertvisi was destroyed by Alexander the Great. Show Khert’vision the map
AkhaltsikheAkhaltsikhe (Georgian: [ɑxɑltsʰixɛ], literally \"new castle\"; formerly known as Lomsia) is a small city in Georgia's southwestern region (mkhare) of Samtskhe-Javakheti. It is situated on the both banks of a small river Potskhovi, which separates the city to the old city in the north and new in the south. Show Akhaltsikheon the map
NinotsmindaNinotsminda (Georgian: [ninɔtsʼmindɑ]) is a town and a center of the eponymous municipality located in Georgia's southern district of Samtskhe-Javakheti. According to the 2014 census the town has a population of 5,144. The vast majority of the population are Armenians. Show Ninotsmindaon the map
AspindzaAspindza (Georgian: is a daba (\"small town\") in southern Georgia's region of Samtskhe-Javakheti with a population of 2,793 (2014 census), mostly ethnic Georgians. It is located at around 41°34′26″N 43°15′22″E / 41.57389°N 43.25611°E. Show Aspindzaon the map
TmogviTmogvi (Georgian: თმოგვი; Armenian: Թմկաբերդ Tmkaberd) is a ruined fortress in the southern Georgian region of Samtskhe-Javakheti, on the left bank of the Kura River, a few kilometers downstream of the cave city of Vardzia. Show Tmogvion the map
States, regions, administrative units in Samtskhe-Javakheti
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Samtskhe-JavakhetiSamtskhe-Javakheti (Georgian: Samcxe-Javaxeti, pronounced [sɑmtsʰxɛ dʒɑvaxɛtʰi]), is a region (Georgian: Mkhare) formed in the 1990s in southern Georgia from the historical provinces of Meskheti (Samtskhe), Javakheti and Tori (Borjomi gorge). Akhaltsikhe is its capital. The region comprises six administrative districts: Akhaltsikhe, Adigeni, Aspindza, Borjomi, Akhalkalaki and Ninotsminda. There are 5 town, 6 townlets, 67 community and village sakrebulos (assemblies), and 268 villages in the region. Samtskhe-Javakheti is bordered by the regions of Adjara to the west, Guria and Imereti to the north, Shida Kartli and Kvemo Kartli to the north-east and to the east, and by Armenia and Turkey to the south and southwest.Show on map
Ninots’mindis Munitsip’alit’et’iNinotsminda (Georgian: is a district of Georgia, in the region of Samtskhe-Javakheti. Its main town is Ninotsminda.Show on map
Adigeni MunicipalityAdigeni (Georgian: is a district in Georgia's southern region of Samtskhe-Javakheti. Covering an area of about 799.6 km2 (309 sq mi). As of 2014 it had a population of 16,462 people.Show on map
Akhaltsikhis Munitsip’alit’et’iAkhaltsikhe Municipality (Georgian: is a district of Georgia, in the region of Samtskhe-Javakheti. Its main town is Akhaltsikhe. Population: 20,992 Area: 1,010 km²Show on map
Asp’indzis Munitsip’alit’et’iAspindza (Georgian: is a district of Georgia, in the region of Samtskhe-Javakheti. Its main town is Aspindza. Population: 10,372 Area: 825 km²Show on map
Borjomis Munitsip’alit’et’iBorjomi (Georgian: is a district of Georgia, in the region of Samtskhe-Javakheti. Its main town is Borjomi.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Samtskhe-Javakheti
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Tba MadaMadatapa Lake (Georgian: ტბა) is a lake in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of southeastern Georgia, near the Armenian border, north of Bavra. Covering an area of 885 hectares (2,190 acres) at an altitude of 2,108 m (6,916 ft), the lake is noted for its Paravan race of common carp and has been considered as a commercial fishing production site. It is found in one of the most earthquake-prone areas of the Caucasus. A shallow lake, it, along with Khanchali Lake, is one of the most important in the country for breeding and staging waterbirds, including the endangered Dalmatian pelican.Show on map
T’ba ParavaniParavani lake (Georgian: ტბა) is a volcanic lake in Georgia, located in Javakheti Plateau between Abul-Samsari and Javakheti Ranges.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Samtskhe-Javakheti
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Mt’a Didi AbuliDidi Abuli (Georgian: დიდი აბული) is one of the highest peak of the Lesser Caucasus Mountains in the nation of Georgia. The mountain is located in the Abul-Samsari Range at an elevation of 3,300 m (10,830 ft) above sea level.Show on map