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panorama of Kaspi
panorama of Kaspi
Kaspi is located in Georgia
Location of Kaspi in Georgia
Kaspi is located in Shida Kartli
Kaspi (Shida Kartli)
Coordinates: 41°55′30″N 44°25′20″E / 41.92500°N 44.42222°E / 41.92500; 44.42222
Country Georgia
RegionShida Kartli
Town from1959
Highest elevation
700 m (2,300 ft)
Lowest elevation
560 m (1,840 ft)
 (January 1, 2024)[1]
 • Total12,415
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)
Area code+995 371

Kaspi (Georgian: კასპი) is a town in central Georgia on the Mtkvari River. It is a center of Kaspi district, one of the four districts in Shida Kartli region. Founded in the early Middle Ages, the town turned into possession of the Amilakhvari noble family in the 15th century. Kaspi officially acquired a town's status in 1959 and, as of January 2023, had the population of 12,708.[2]

The Kaspi cement plant is one of Georgia's largest industrial facilities and sources of air pollution.

During the Russia-Georgia war, the cement factory, as well as the railway bridge in the city were severely damaged by the Russian raids.


Kaspi is one of the oldest cities in Georgia. It is first mentioned in the 4th century.[3] During this period, Kaspi was one of largest and most important cities of the Iberian (old Georgian state) kingdom. It is on the trade routes shown on the late antiquity Peutinger map. Kaspi was the center of the historical administration object "Kaspis Sasparsalaro". In the 8th century, the city was destroyed after a battle with Arabs. In the 20th century, the town was again upgraded and developed.

Grakliani Hill, one of the oldest and richest human archaeological sites, is located near Kaspi.

See also


Jaoshvili f., J. Gvasalia., Kse, vol. 5, p. 425, ed., 1980

  1. ^ "Population by regions". National Statistics Office of Georgia. Retrieved 28 April 2024.
  2. ^ "Population - National Statistics Office of Georgia". www.geostat.ge. Retrieved 2023-06-28.
  3. ^ "Კასპის მუნიციპალიტეტი". Archived from the original on 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2014-01-21.