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Kareli
ქარელი
Town
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Kareli is located in Georgia
Kareli
Kareli
Location of Kareli in Georgia
Kareli is located in Shida Kartli
Kareli
Kareli
Kareli (Shida Kartli)
Coordinates: 42°01′17″N 43°53′35″E / 42.02139°N 43.89306°E / 42.02139; 43.89306Coordinates: 42°01′17″N 43°53′35″E / 42.02139°N 43.89306°E / 42.02139; 43.89306
Country Georgia (country)
MkhareShida Kartli
DistrictKareli
Elevation
620 m (2,030 ft)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total6,654
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)

Kareli (Georgian: ქარელი) is a town in Shida Kartli, Georgia, located on the right bank of the Mtkvari, 94 km west of the country's capital of Tbilisi.

Overview

Kareli is first mentioned as a village in the 1715 documents. It was a property of the Tsitsishvili noble family. It acquired the status of a town under the Soviet government in 1981. Since 1939, it has been an administrative center of the homonymous district. As of the 2014 census, Kareli had a population of 6,654.[1]

Kareli has a humid subtropical climate with moderately cold winters and long warm summers. The town's environs are a home to several architectural monuments of medieval Georgia such as the churches of Zghuderi, Samtsevrisi, Ruisi, and Kintsvisi, and the fortress of Ortubani (Dzama).

See also

References

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