Akhmeta

ახმეტა
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Akhmeta
Akhmeta
Location in Georgia
Coordinates: 42°02′N 45°12′E / 42.033°N 45.200°E / 42.033; 45.200Coordinates: 42°02′N 45°12′E / 42.033°N 45.200°E / 42.033; 45.200
CountryGeorgia
MkhareKakheti
MunicipalityAkhmeta
Elevation
567 m (1,860 ft)
Population
 • Urban
7,015
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)
Websitemyakhmeta.ge

Akhmeta (Georgian: ახმეტა) is a town in Kakheti (Georgia) and is the administrative centre of Akhmeta Municipality. It's situated on the left side of Alazani, close to the Pankisi Gorge. The town is situated at 567m. In 1966, it received the status of Kalaki.

On January 31, 1812, the villagers of this town revolted against the Russians and sparked a massive uprising all across Kakheti.[1]

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References

  1. ^ The Russian conquest of the Caucasus.