Sachkhere
საჩხერე
Town
Sachkhere from Modinakhe fortress
Sachkhere from Modinakhe fortress
Sachkhere is located in Georgia
Sachkhere
Sachkhere
Location of Khoni in Georgia
Sachkhere is located in Imereti
Sachkhere
Sachkhere
Sachkhere (Imereti)
Coordinates: 42°20′20″N 43°24′14″E / 42.33889°N 43.40389°E / 42.33889; 43.40389
Country Georgia
RegionImereti
MunicipalitySachkhere
Elevation
500 m (1,600 ft)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total6,140
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)
Area code(s)+995 435

Sachkhere (Georgian: საჩხერე) is a town at the northern edge of the Imereti Province in Western Georgia. It is the center of the Sachkhere Municipality.

Farming is a major contributor to the economy of Sachkhere. Alva LLC estimates that there are 4,000 small and medium-sized farms and ranches in the region, supported by a program of technical assistance sponsored by USAID and administered by the Farmer-to-Farmer program of CNFA.[2]

Science

The microbiologist George Eliava (1892-1937) was born in Sachkhere.

Sport

Though small, Sachkhere is famous for having produced two Olympic weightlifting champions - Lasha Talakhadze and Giorgi Asanidze.

See also

See also

References

  1. ^ "Population Census 2014". www.geostat.ge. National Statistics Office of Georgia. November 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  2. ^ Ioseb Gogitadze; Iza Komladze (2012). "Alva Farm Service Center". Alva. Retrieved 2012-01-27.

Coordinates: 42°20′20″N 43°24′14″E / 42.33889°N 43.40389°E / 42.33889; 43.40389