Chakvi
ჩაქვი
Chakvi
Chakvi
Chakvi
Location of Chakvi in Georgia
Chakvi
Chakvi
Chakvi (Adjara)
Coordinates: 41°43′08″N 41°44′00″E / 41.71889°N 41.73333°E / 41.71889; 41.73333Coordinates: 41°43′08″N 41°44′00″E / 41.71889°N 41.73333°E / 41.71889; 41.73333
Country Georgia
Autonomous Republic Adjara
Municipality
Kobuleti
Town from1954
Population
 (2014)
 • Total6,720[1]
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)

Chakvi (Georgian: ჩაქვი [tʃʰɑkʰvi]), also spelled Chakva, is a resort town in Georgia by the Black Sea coast. It is part of Kobuleti Municipality.

Economy

Chakvi is known throughout Georgia as being the birthplace of tea production in Georgia.[2] Chakvi was one of several tea producing areas that produced tea for the Soviet Union. Wild tea plants can still be found, and some limited tea production still continues, in the hills above Chakvi.

In July 2007 the $600,000 Chakvi radar station was constructed through oversight of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District. It serves both the commercial and military port.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Population Census 2014". www.geostat.ge. National Statistics Office of Georgia. November 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Chakvi". gobatumi.com. Archived from the original on December 30, 2017. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "Chakvi radar station". army.mil. United States Army. December 9, 2009. Retrieved June 7, 2015.

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Greek women and children harvesting tea
Greek women and children harvesting tea