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Adjara

  • Autonomous Republic of Adjara - Autonomous Republic of Georgia, which was formed in 1990 on the basis of the former Ajara ASSR. Includes historical-geographical provinces, Adjara and partly the territories of Chaneti, Guria, Machakheli and Samtskhe. The Autonomous Republic has its own constitution and governing bodies, as well as its own flag and coat of arms. International Area Code - GE-AJ. The Autonomous Republic of Adjara includes six municipalities. Administrative Center of the Republic - St. Batumi.
  • Adjara is located in the southwestern part of Georgia, on the Black Sea coast, bordering Turkey to the south. Area is 2919 sq. Km, population - 333 953 people (2014), population density - 114.4 people per 1 km2. The administrative center of autonomy is the city of Batumi. There are 340 settlements in the Autonomous Region, including:
  • City - 2: Batumi, Kobuleti;
  • Small town - 5: Chakvi, Ochkhamuri, Keda, Shuakhevi, Khulo.
  • Village - 333.


sights

  • There are many monuments of nature, architecture and culture in the territory of the Autonomous Republic:
  • Castles: Petra Fortress, Tamar Fortress, Gonio Fortress, Khirkhati Fortress, Begoshvili Fortress, Tsivasula Fortress, Sagoreti Fortress, Hearts Fortress, Takidze Fortress, Kaviani Fortress, Chvani Fortress, Okropilauri Fortress, Mtisubani Fortress, Vardutiris Tower, Nigazeuli castle-fence.
  • Churches: Skhalta Church, Vanadze Church, Verna Church, Tkhilvani Church, Tskhmorisi Church, Kvakhidi Seri Church, Tskhrafoni Ascension Cathedral, Tetrosani Church, Kakuti Archangel, Khino Cathedral.
  • Mosques: Ahmed Pasha Mosque, Mufti Mosque, Zie Mosque, Orta Jame Mosque.
  • Bridges: Makho Bridge, Makhuntseti Bridge, Dandalo Bridge, Furtio Bridge, Land Bridge, Tskhemlar Bridge, Chkhere Bridge, Zvaria Bridge, Basrimeli Bridge, Tskhemvani Bridge, Chamakhisuri Bridge, Chvani Bridge.
  • Batumi Botanical Garden



  • Adjara, one of the most beautiful corners of Georgia, is distinguished not only by its extraordinary nature, the charm of the Black Sea and sunny days, but also by its especially warm and loving people, rich folk traditions and cultural riches. The nature of Adjara is very diverse, with beautiful mountain and sea landscapes, a wealth of natural reserves and beautiful parks, excellent cuisine and original traditions complement each other and attract Georgian and foreign tourists alike.
  • Adjara is home to one of the richest and most unique botanical gardens, in which plant species from completely different climatic and landscape zones coexist.
  • The richness of nature of Adjara is evidenced by the protected areas in this area and the abundance of natural reserves. Mtirala National Park, Kobuleti Protected Areas, Kintrishi Reserve or Machakhela National Park are the best places for ecotourism lovers.
  • In Adjara you can taste the wine made from unique varieties of grapes, get acquainted with Adjara cuisine and folk art, visit the vineyard of the vineyard - "Chkhaveri", buy local handicrafts, as well as take part in the vintage.
  • In Adjara you can visit the unique Gonio Fortress dating back to the first century, which connects this one of the oldest corners of Georgia with the ancient and Byzantine eras. Just a few tens of kilometers away you can see the historic fortress of Petra, which connected western Georgia with the Byzantine provinces of Iran and Armenia. In Adjara you can visit Batumi, one of the most beautiful cities of the Black Sea, which with its old or new architectural buildings and the seaside boulevard best represents modern Georgia.
  • Adjara, one of the most beautiful corners of Georgia, is distinguished not only by its extraordinary nature, the charm of the Black Sea and sunny days, but also by its especially warm and loving people, rich folk traditions and cultural riches. The nature of Adjara is very diverse, with beautiful mountain and sea landscapes, a wealth of natural reserves and beautiful parks, excellent cuisine and original traditions complement each other and attract Georgian and foreign tourists alike.
  • Adjara is home to one of the richest and most unique botanical gardens, in which plant species from completely different climatic and landscape zones coexist.
  • The richness of nature of Adjara is evidenced by the protected areas in this area and the abundance of natural reserves. Mtirala National Park, Kobuleti Protected Areas, Kintrishi Reserve or Machakhela National Park are the best places for ecotourism lovers.


Viticulture


  • In Adjara you can taste the wine made from unique varieties of grapes, get acquainted with Adjara cuisine and folk art, visit the vineyard of the vineyard - "Chkhaveri", buy local handicrafts, as well as take part in the vintage.
  • In Adjara you can visit the unique Gonio Fortress dating back to the first century, which is one of the oldest parts of Georgia in the ancient and Byzantine eras.


  • Adjara and specifically mountainous Adjara is a very promising place among the viticulture and winemaking regions of Georgia. It is true that for some reason the culture of vines and wine was delayed in this place, but in ancient times in Adjara the roots of vines and wine were strongly rooted. The current situation of viticulture and winemaking in Upper Adjara can be said to be deplorable, but in this beautiful part of Georgia our ancestors had grown dozens of vine varieties since ancient times. According to the "Ampelography of Georgia", published in 1960, the following vine varieties can be found in Adjara: Almura White (White), Almura Black (Red), Akhalaki, Batomura, Garden Grapes, Brola, Burdzgala, Butko, Gorgouli, Vaio Saperavi, Tetra, Turvandi , Kaikatsishvili White, Kviristava, Kibura (Pink), Kirtsitela, Kordzala, Livanura White, Livanura Black, Magara, Matenauri, Mekrenchchi, Mortskhula, Mtsvanura, Green Adjara, Orjokhuli, Povnili, Saliklev, Saperavi Acharuli Forest grapes, Korkula, Shavshura, Shishveli, Chitistvala Adjara, Tsvite, Tskhenisdzu Adjara, Tsvite, Chechibera, Chipakuri, Kharistvala Adjara, Chodi, Javakhetura, Gineshi.
  • According to these data, in Adjara we find a great diversity of local vine varieties. In particular, 44 varieties, of which 27 varieties are red grapes, 16 varieties are white grapes, and 1 is pink grapes. From the listed varieties, the red grape variety "Kordzala" is considered to be a common variety of Guria and Adjara regions. It is also interesting that in Adjara vine varieties we find 8 varieties whose flowers are functionally female, they are: Batomura - red grape vine variety; Brola - white grape vine variety; Chitistvala Adjara - red grape vine variety; Livanura white - white grape vine variety; Korkaula - red grape vine variety; Chechibera - white grape vine variety and gin - red grape vine variety. In addition, in the list of Adjara vine varieties we can find both wine and table varieties, and many more. There are table vine varieties, for example: Khopaturi (table and wine). This variety m. According to Ramishvili's book - "Guria Samegrelo and Adjara Vine Varieties", published in 1943, it is included in the list of Adjara vine varieties, and according to "Georgian Ampelography", published in 1960 by Niko Ketskhoveli, it is referred to as Rachuli variety ...
  • Adjara table varieties also include the following vine varieties: Kaikatsishvili white, white (table and wine), Livanura white, Shavshura, Javakhetura, Batomura, horse breed Adjarian, pigeon (table and wine), Makhaturi (table and wine, black, Matenauri, Gineshi, Chodi, etc.

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