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Tkibuli city centre
Tkibuli city centre
Tkibuli is located in Georgia
Location of Tkibuli in Georgia
Tkibuli is located in Imereti
Tkibuli (Imereti)
Coordinates: 42°21′01″N 42°59′54″E / 42.35028°N 42.99833°E / 42.35028; 42.99833Coordinates: 42°21′01″N 42°59′54″E / 42.35028°N 42.99833°E / 42.35028; 42.99833
Region (Mkhare)Imereti
MunicipalityTkibuli Municipality
 (2014 census)
 • Total9,770
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)
Area code(s)(+995)

Tkibuli or Tqibuli (Georgian: ტყიბული) is a town in west-central Georgia, Imereti Region, close to the border of the region of Rach'a, at the foot of Nakerala mountain. The town was a coal mining centre, but as of 2018 no mines remain operational in the town itself.[1] Tkibuli is located between two man-made reservoirs and is a mountainous region. Tkibuli is also known for the tea that is grown in the region and sold throughout the country.

The mines were a mainstay of local economy, providing 1,500 people and their families the only source of income. Due to outdated and inappropriate safety standards, there have been several fatal accidents in the Tkibuli mines, claiming 16 lives in total in 2018.[2]


  1. ^ "Georgian coal town longs for Chinese rescue | Eurasianet".
  2. ^ "Georgia 2018: Top 10 events of the year". JamNews. 28 December 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2019.