ხელვაჩაური, აჭარა - Khelvachauri, Adjara

Khelvachauri

14
Things to do
413 Area
area, km2
52,119 Population
Population

About Khelvachauri

Khelvachauri - village in western Georgia, autonomous republic of Adjara. Is located in the Khelvachauri municipality and in the Sharabidzes community.


History

In the second half of the XIX century, part of Abkhaz, known as muhajirun moved from the Ottoman Empire to the villages of Silibauri, Ankisi and Feizi, in today's Khelvachauri municipality. The descendants of Abkhaz muhajiruns still live in the region - in total approximately 1600 ethnic Abkhazians.


Until 1917, the current Khelvachauri municipality area was included in Kutaisi province of Batumi region and since 1921 in administrative division of Batumi Okrug. In 1924, it was separated and was called Chorokhi Mazra but since 1929 it was called Batumi Mazra. From 1930 to 1968 it was Batumi district. Since 1968 it is Khelvachauri District and since 2006 - Khelvachauri municipality. In 2009-2011 the territory of the municipality decreased significantly due to the expansion of Batumi borders. Batumi was given over to ten villages of Khelvachauri municipality, Daba Makhinjauri and the administrative center of the municipality- Daba Khelvachauri. Therefore, the governance of the municipality is located in Batumi.


Sightseeings

  • Chikuneti- Early medieval bridge

  • Makho-Arch bridge

  • Erge-Developed medieval castle

  • Akhalsheni- Medieval church

  • Gvara Fortress- Pre-feudal Fortress

  • Machakhela national park

Things to do: 14
area, km2: 413
Population: 52,119
0 422 25 93 13; 0 422 25 91 00
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Recommended duration: 1 day

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