The overlapping borders of the de jure Mtskheta-Mtianeti region and the de facto South Ossetia[nt 1]
Country Georgia
Subdivisions5 Municipalities
 • GovernorDavit Nozadze[1]
 • Total5,700 km2 (2,200 sq mi)
 • Total93,430
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeGE-MM
HDI (2019)0.755[2]
high · 10th

Mtskheta-Mtianeti (Georgian: მცხეთა-მთიანეთი, literally "Mtskheta-Mountain Area") is a region (Mkhare) in eastern Georgia comprising the town of Mtskheta, which serves as a regional capital, together with its district and the adjoining mountainous areas. The western part of the region, mainly Akhalgori Municipality is controlled by the breakaway South Ossetia[nt 1] since 2008 Russo-Georgian War.

Administrative divisions

The Mtskheta-Mtianeti region comprises five municipalities:

Municipality Pop. Town/Village Pop.
Akhalgori 7,703 Akhalgori 2,500
Dusheti 25,659 Dusheti 6,167
Kazbegi 3,795 Stepantsminda 1,326
Mtskheta 47,711 Mtskheta 7,940
Tianeti 9,468 Tianeti 2,479

See also


  1. ^ a b South Ossetia's status is disputed. It considers itself to be an independent state, but this is recognised by only a few other countries. The Georgian government and most of the world's other states consider South Ossetia de jure a part of Georgia's territory.


  1. ^ 7 ახალი გუბერნატორიდან ყველა კაცია
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.

Coordinates: 42°17′N 44°45′E / 42.283°N 44.750°E / 42.283; 44.750