Location of Keda in Georgia
|Elevation||256 m (840 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+4 (Georgian Time)|
Keda (Georgian: ქედა [kʰɛdɑ]) is an urban-type settlement (daba) in the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, in southwestern Georgia, located 42 kilometres (26 mi) east of the regional capital Batumi. The town of 1,285 residents (2021) is the administrative centre of the Keda Municipality, and is located at the confluence of the Acharistsqali (literally "river of Adjara") and Akavreta rivers, at an elevation of 256 metres (840 ft) above sea level.
The town has administrative, educational and health facilities, small businesses, and a museum of local history. Keda was a trading post in the 19th century. It was given the status of daba in 1966.
At the beginning of 2021, Keda had a population of 1,285, a decrease of 15% since the 2014 census. According to the 2014 census, the town is practically mono-ethnic Georgian.
|Data: Population statistics Georgia 1897 to present. Note:|
Only one national route passes through Keda, the Sh1 Batumi - Akhaltsikhe, an important connection between Adjara and Samtskhe-Javakheti across the Goderdzi Pass. Keda is served by minibuses (marshutkas) from Batumi.