Samtskhe-Javakheti

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Samtskhe–Javakheti
სამცხე-ჯავახეთი
Location of Samtskhe–Javakheti
Country Georgia
SeatAkhaltsikhe
Municipalities6
Government
 • GovernorBesik Amiranashvili
Area
 • Total6,413 km2 (2,476 sq mi)
Population
 (2014 census)
 • Total160,504
 • Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)
ISO 3166 codeGE-SJ

Samtskhe–Javakheti is a region in Georgia. The capital city is Akhaltsikhe. It has the historical provinces of Meskheti, Javakheti and Tori.

The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, the South Caucasus natural gas pipeline, and the Kars–Tbilisi–Baku railway pass through the region.

The major tourist attractions are the cave monasteries of Vardzia, Vanis Kvabebi, Rabati Castle and Khertvisi fortress.

Divisions[change | change source]

Akhaltsikhe, the administrative center of the region

The region has six municipalities:

Municipality/City Pop. (2014) Town/Village Pop. (2014)
Akhaltsikhe 38,895 Akhaltsikhe 17,903
Adigeni 16,462 Adigeni 783
Aspindza 10,372 Aspindza 2,793
Akhalkalaki 45,070 Akhalkalaki 8,295
Borjomi 25,214 Borjomi 10,546
Ninotsminda 24,491 Ninotsminda 5,144

Coordinates: 41°35′N 43°16′E / 41.583°N 43.267°E / 41.583; 43.267