Tamarisi is located in Georgia
Location in Georgia
Tamarisi is located in Kvemo Kartli
Tamarisi (Kvemo Kartli)
Coordinates: 41°28′26″N 44°43′07″E / 41.47389°N 44.71861°E / 41.47389; 44.71861Coordinates: 41°28′26″N 44°43′07″E / 41.47389°N 44.71861°E / 41.47389; 44.71861
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MkhareKvemo Kartli
430 m (1,410 ft)
 • Total697

Tamarisi is a daba (Urban-type settlement) in southern Georgia with almost 700 residents (2021[1]), located in Bolnisi Municipality (Kvemo Kartli region). Tamarisi is located 7 kilometers west of the city of Marneuli, on the Georgian S6 highway (E117). Five kilometers to the south is the larger village of Tamarisi, which belongs to the municipality of Marneuli, with which it should not be confused.


Tamarisi is located between the villages of Parizi and Tsurtavi and was established in 1982 with the establishment of a large poultry factory, on the south side of the S6 highway, to house its labourforce. It immediately acquired the status of an urban-type settlement (daba) when it was founded. A decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Georgian SSR decided to do so on March 30, 1982, which also assigned the name Tamarisi.[3]

Tamarisi is administratively the center and namesake of the Tamarisi community (temi, თემი) within the Bolnisi Municipality, which also includes the (neighboring) villages of Parizi and Tsurtavi. The town is located at the foot of the Kvemo Kartli Plateau that rises about 150 m (490 ft) above the village. This plateau, from which the Khrami River flows through a gorge, turns here into the Kvemo Kartli Plain. Next to the Tamarisi Poultry Factory is the 18th century Kolagiri fortress.[4]


At the beginning of 2021, Tamarisi had a population of 697,[1] an increase of almost 19% compared to the 2014 census. The population of Tamarisi was made up in 2014 of a majority of Georgians (56.3%), followed by Azerbaijanis (38.6%) and Armenians (3.1%).

1979 1989 2002[5] 2014 2021
- 707 Decrease 434 Increase 510 Increase 697
Data: Population statistics Georgia 1897 to present.[6] Note:[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Population and Demography - Population by cities and boroughs (daba), as of 1 January". National Statistics Office of Georgia, Geostat. 2021-01-01. Retrieved 2022-03-10.
  2. ^ Ведомости Верховного Совета Союза Советских Социалистических Республик (Gazette of the Supreme Soviet of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) (in Russian) (Issues 1-26 ed.). Izd. Verkhovnogo Soveta SSSR. 1982. p. 279. Retrieved 2022-03-10.
  3. ^ "The Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Georgian SSR, by decree of March 30, 1982, classified the newly formed settlement in the Bolnisi rajon as an urban-type settlement with the assignment of the name Tamarisi."[2]
  4. ^ "Kolagiri Fortress". Georgian Travel Guide. Retrieved 2022-03-10.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Population cities & towns of Georgia". Population Statistics Eastern Europe and former USSR. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  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 2022-03-06.