Keda is located in Georgia
Location of Keda in Georgia
Keda is located in Adjara
Keda (Adjara)
Coordinates: 41°35′52″N 41°56′33″E / 41.59778°N 41.94250°E / 41.59778; 41.94250
Country Georgia
Autonomous Republic Adjara
Municipality Keda
Town from1966
256 m (840 ft)
 • Total1,285
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)

Keda (Georgian: ქედა [kʰeda]) 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)[1] 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.[2]


At the beginning of 2021, Keda had a population of 1,285,[1] a decrease of 15% since the 2014 census. According to the 2014 census, the town is almost entirely ethnic Georgian.[3]

Year 1923 1939 1959 1970 1979 1989 2002[4] 2014 2021
Population 124 Increase 624 Increase 627 Decrease 595 Increase 815 Increase 1,197 Increase 1,244 Increase 1,510 Decrease 1,285
Data: Population statistics Georgia 1897 to present.[5][6] Note:[4]


Only one national route passes through Keda, the Sh1 BatumiAkhaltsikhe, an important connection between Adjara and Samtskhe-Javakheti across the Goderdzi Pass. Keda is served by minibuses (marshutkas) from Batumi.

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Population and Demography - Population by cities and boroughs (daba), as of 1 January". National Statistics Office of Georgia, Geostat. 2021-01-01. Retrieved 2022-04-20.
  2. ^ Dimitri Bakradze (1987). არქეოლოგიური მოგზაურობა გურიასა და აჭარაში (Archaeological trip to Guria and Adjara) (in Georgian). p. 49. Retrieved 2022-04-20.
  3. ^ "Ethnic composition of Georgia 2014". Population Statistics Eastern Europe and former USSR. Retrieved 2022-03-28.
  4. ^ a b The 2014 census found an inexplicable gap with the data from the national statistical office Geostat. UN-assisted research has found the 2002 census was inflated by about 8-9 percent. See,[7] "1. Introduction", Page 1.
  5. ^ "Population cities & towns of Georgia". Population Statistics Eastern Europe and former USSR. Retrieved 2022-04-20.
  6. ^ "Ethnic composition rural Georgia 1923". Population Statistics Eastern Europe and former USSR. Retrieved 2022-04-20.
  7. ^ "Population Dynamics in Georgia - An Overview Based on the 2014 General Population Census Data" (PDF). National Statistics Office of Georgia, Geostat. 2017-11-29. Retrieved 2022-04-20.