Tetritskaro
თეთრიწყარო
Town
St. Nicholas Church of Tetri Tskaro (XIX c.)
St. Nicholas Church of Tetri Tskaro (XIX c.)
Tetritskaro is located in Georgia
Tetritskaro
Tetritskaro
Location of Tetritskaro in Georgia
Tetritskaro is located in Kvemo Kartli
Tetritskaro
Tetritskaro
Tetritskaro (Kvemo Kartli)
Coordinates: 41°33′0″N 44°28′0″E / 41.55000°N 44.46667°E / 41.55000; 44.46667
Country Georgia
RegionKvemo Kartli
DistrictTetritsqaro
Elevation
1,180 m (3,870 ft)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total3,093
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5

Tetritskaro or Tetritsqaro (Georgian: თეთრიწყარო, romanized: tetrits'q'aro; Georgian pronunciation: [tʰɛtʰritsʼqʼɑro], Azerbaijani: Tetritskaro) is a town in Kvemo Kartli in southern Georgia. It is the municipal center of Tetritsqaro Municipality. According to 2014 Georgian Census its population is 3,093.[1] The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway which opened in 2017, runs along the rail line through the town.

History

Original settlement on this location was called Garisi (გარისი), but due to invasions and wars this place got abandoned and in the beginning of the 19th century became a ghost town.[2] Later, this area was resettled by Georgian Azerbaijanis,[2] who called the settlement Agbulakhi; the name was of Azerbaijani origin and literally meant white spring.[3] In 1940, the name was changed to Tetri-Tskaro, which, in Georgian, also means white spring.[3] Town status was granted to it in 1966.[3]

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Notes

  1. ^ a b "Population Census 2014". www.geostat.ge. National Statistics Office of Georgia. November 2014. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  2. ^ a b ლორთქიფანიძე ი., ქვემო ქართლი XVIII საუკუნის პირველ მეოთხედში, ნაწ. 1-2, 3-4, თბ., 1935-1938
  3. ^ a b c Pospelov, p. 23

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