Overlapping borders of de jure Mtskheta-Mtianeti region and de facto South Ossetia[nt 1]
Country Georgia
Subdivisions5 Municipalities[1]
 • GovernorDavit Nozadze[2]
 • Total5,606 km2 (2,164 sq mi)
 • Total93,389
 • Density17/km2 (43/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeGE-MM
HDI (2019)0.755[5]
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, namely the entire Akhalgori Municipality, is controlled by breakaway South Ossetia[nt 1] since the 2008 Russo-Georgian War.

Administrative divisions

The Mtskheta-Mtianeti region officially comprises of five municipalities,[1] yet only four are effectively under Georgian authority:

Municipality Pop. (2021) Town/Village Pop. (2021)
Akhalgori[nt 2] 3,665 [6] Akhalgori 1,033 (2015 [7])
Dusheti 26,328 Dusheti 6,864
Kazbegi 3,781 Stepantsminda 1,443
Mtskheta 53,006 Mtskheta 7,606
Tianeti 10,274 Tianeti 3,084
Source: Geostat[4]

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.
  2. ^ With the formation of mkhare (regions) in 1995, Akhalgori was officially classified as part of the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. Since the 2008 Russo-Georgian War the Georgian central government lost effective controle over Akhalgori.


  1. ^ a b "Regions and muncipalities of Georgia" (in Georgian). Georgian Government. Retrieved 2022-02-04.
  2. ^ 7 ახალი გუბერნატორიდან ყველა კაცია
  3. ^ Nominal area 6,785 km², de facto controlled by Georgia 5,606 km².
  4. ^ a b "Population and Demography - Population by cities and boroughs as of 1 January". National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat). Retrieved 2021-11-26.
  5. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  6. ^ "Statistical compilation for 2020" (in Russian). Department of State Statistics of the Republic of South Ossetia. Retrieved 2021-11-26.
  7. ^ "Results of the general population census of RSO 2015" (in Russian). Department of State Statistics of the Republic of South Ossetia. Retrieved 2021-11-26.

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