Chokhatauri
ჩოხატაური
town
Chokhatauri is located in Georgia
Chokhatauri
Chokhatauri
Location of Chokhatauri in Georgia
Chokhatauri is located in Guria
Chokhatauri
Chokhatauri
Chokhatauri (Guria)
Coordinates: 42°1′8″N 42°14′22″E / 42.01889°N 42.23944°E / 42.01889; 42.23944
Country Georgia
RegionGuria
MunicipalityChokhatauri
Area
 • Total204 km2 (79 sq mi)
Elevation
150 m (490 ft)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total1,815
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)

Chokhatauri (Georgian: ჩოხატაური) is a town in Georgia’s Guria region, 310 km west to the nation's capital of Tbilisi. It is an administrative center of Chokhatauri Municipality, which comprises the town itself and its adjoining 61 villages. The area of the town is 204 km2; population – 1815 (2014).

Several historical monuments are scattered across the district, e.g. an early medieval fortress of Bukistsikhe, and a monastic complex of Udabno.

Near the town is a health resort based on the natural mineral water Nabeglavi, which is similar to Borjomi in its chemical composition. Bakhmaro is another nearby mountain resort that is famous for its unique wooden cottages on stilts in the mist of the mountains. Nabeglavi mineral water and Bakhmaro spring water are bottled by Healthy Water Ltd. in Chokhatauri.

Chokhatauri is also known as the birthplace of the LGBT rights activist Andria.

References

References

  1. ^ "Population Census 2014". www.geostat.ge. National Statistics Office of Georgia. November 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2021.