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Samtredia

10
Things to do
345 Area
area, km2
45,907 Population
Population

About Samtredia

Samtredia in a municipality located in Imereti. This place is also mentioned in ancient historical sources from the second half of the XVIII century as the village of Samtredia. Since 1872, after the Poti-Tbilisi railway has started functioning, it was referred to as Daba Samtredia. There was a time, when the floodplain of the district was a swampy forest. The climate was so bad that nobody wanted to settle there. The construction of the railway has contributed to the development of Samtredia, the marshes were dried up, the forest turned into field and the climate improved. Its transformation into a small town ended in 1999, when the industry grew especially. The territory of the district was previously united with Colchis and Egris, and then with the kingdom of Egris-Abkhazia and the United State of Georgia. Samtredia is a very beautiful district, where we find many interesting cultural monuments. Especially noteworthy are: the Church Of The Blessed Virgin Mary in Vazisubani, the ruins of the XI-XII centuries Telepisi Fortress, the Church of St. George in Gamochinebuli, the Church of Jiktubani, etc. In the district, there are a library, a house of culture, an art gallery and a house-Museum of Niko Nikoladze. The municipality has one local newspaper, “Samtrediis Matsne”.


Geography and Climate

Samtredia municipality is located in western Georgia, Imereti region, on the right Bank of the Rioni river, where the highway from Kutaisi connects the main roads of Guria and Samegrelo. Its administrative center is the city of Samtredia. The municipality includes the following administrative units: the city of Samtredia, Daba Kulashi, Bashi, Gamochinebuli, Gomi, Gormaghali, Etseri, Melauri, Nabakevi, Epeti, Sajavakho, Tolebi, Ghaniri, Ianeti, Didi Jikhaishi. The district borders the municipalities of Abasha, Lanchkhuti, Vani, Khoni, Tskaltubo and Chokhatauri. The major part of the municipality of Samtredia is located in the Colchis lowland, and a small part is situated on the Sajavakho Plateau. The main river of the district is the Rioni, which divides it into two almost equal parts. Samtredia municipality is located in a humid subtropical climate zone. The average annual temperature is 14° C. The Average temperature in January is + 5° C, and the hottest month, July is + 25°C.


sightseeings

    • Telepisi - Ruins of the fortress of XI-XII centuries in the village of tolebi
    • Gamochinebuli - St. George's Temple of 1519, in Sajavakho
    • Dablagomi Settlement- Ancient settlement in Dablagomi
    • XIX century Temples of St. Nicholas and St. Mary in Middle Bashi
    • XVIII-XIX centuries Churches of Archangel and Virgin Mary in Chagni
    • XII century Temple of Virgin Mary in Vazisubani
    • XV century Church of Crucifixion in Nabakevi
    • XV century Church of Jiktubani
    • The middle ages Church of St. George in Chkhenishi
    • XVII century Monastery of Nativity of the Savior in Khunjulauri
    • XVIII century Church of St. George in Nigorzghva
    • XIX century Archangel church in Mterchveuli
    Things to do: 10
    area, km2: 345
    Population: 45,907
    42.161446 , 42.342414
    Recommended duration: 1 day

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