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Birtvisi Natural Monument

Birtvisi Natural Monument
Landscape at Birtvisi Natural Monument
Map showing the location of Birtvisi Natural Monument
Map showing the location of Birtvisi Natural Monument
Map showing the location of Birtvisi Natural Monument
Map showing the location of Birtvisi Natural Monument
Location Georgia
Nearest cityTetritsqaro
Coordinates41°36′32″N 44°32′21″E / 41.60889°N 44.53917°E / 41.60889; 44.53917
Area9.22 km2 (3.56 sq mi)
Established2016
Governing bodyAgency of Protected Areas, Algeti National Park
WebsiteDemarcation Results’ implementation

Birtvisi Natural Monument (Georgian: ბირთვისის კლდეები) is a rocky landscape 5 km to the north from village Tbisi in the Tetritsqaro Municipality in Kvemo Kartli region of Georgia,[1] adjacent to the Algeti National Park, south-west of the nation's capital Tbilisi. [2] Birtvisi rocks elevation 950-1050 meters above sea level. [3] Scenic landscape with volcanic rocks [4] in the gorge of Algeti River belongs to outskirts of Trialeti Range. Formidable natural obstacles of canyons [5] and cliffs provided ideal location for historic Birtvisi Fortress, now in ruins. Birtvisi Fortress 6-7 km access road starts at the east of the village Partskhisi.[3]

Birtvisi Natural Monument is managed by Algeti National Park administration.[6][7][8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Birtvisi in Georgia". Protected Planet. Retrieved 2018-11-01.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Demarcation Results’ implementation Agency of Protected Areas of Georgia
  3. ^ a b Birtvisi rocks GIKO TRAVEL Ltd.
  4. ^ Birtvisi Rocks The Culture Trip Ltd.
  5. ^ Birtvisi Canyon – The Rock Labyrinth
  6. ^ Gizo Chelidze Georgia Environmental Performance Reviews. Third Review Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. 2016
  7. ^ Protected Areas: Algeti National Park Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine. Agency of Protected Areas of Georgia. Accessed June 18, 2011.
  8. ^ (in Georgian) ბირთვისის ციხე


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