Sagarejo
საგარეჯო
Town
Sagarejo
Sagarejo
Location of Sagarejo
Sagarejo
Sagarejo
Sagarejo (Kakheti)
Coordinates: 41°44′00″N 45°20′00″E / 41.73333°N 45.33333°E / 41.73333; 45.33333Coordinates: 41°44′00″N 45°20′00″E / 41.73333°N 45.33333°E / 41.73333; 45.33333
Country Georgia
RegionKakheti
Municipality
Sagarejo
Town1962
Elevation
772 m (2,533 ft)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total10,871
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)
Websitesagarejo.gov.ge

Sagarejo (Georgian: საგარეჯო) is a town in Kakheti, Georgia. It is situated 58 kilometres (36 mi) east of Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, and has the population of 10,871 (2014 census).[2] It serves as an administrative center of the Sagarejo district.

The town is traditionally considered a chief settlement of the Gare-Kakheti area (Outer Kakheti). The settlement is first mentioned in written records in the 11th century under the name of Tvali, literally meaning "an eye". Later, it came to be known as Sagarejo, i.e., "of Gareja", indicating that the area was owned by the David Gareja monastery. It acquired the town's status in 1962.

The fortified ruins of the ancient Ninotsminda Cathedral are located near Sagarejo.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Population Census 2014: Number of Population by Administrative-Territorial Units and sex". National Statistics Office of Georgia. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  2. ^ "მოსახლეობის საყოველთაო აღწერა 2014". საქართველოს სტატისტიკის ეროვნული სამსახური. November 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2016.