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Bolnisi Municipality

Bolnisi Municipality
ბოლნისის მუნიციპალიტეტი
Mosque in lower Bolnisi
Mosque in lower Bolnisi
Flag of Bolnisi Municipality
Official seal of Bolnisi Municipality
Country Georgia
MkhareKvemo Kartli
Administrative centreBolnisi
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • BodyBolnisi Municipal Assembly
 • MayorDavid Sherazadishvili (GD)
 • Total804 km2 (310 sq mi)
 • Total56,036
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Population by ethnicity[2]
 • Azerbaijanis63.4 %
 • Georgians30.9 %
 • Armenians5.0 %
Time zoneGeorgian Time

Bolnisi (Georgian: ბოლნისის მუნიციპალიტეტი, Bolnisis munitsip’alit’et’i) is a municipality in Georgia's southern region of Kvemo Kartli, covering an area of 804 km2 (310 sq mi).[3] As of 2021 it had a population of 56,036 people.[1] The city of Bolnisi is its administrative centre.

Geographical location

Bolnisi Municipality is situated in the south of the country and shares a border with Armenia. The highest point is Mt Loki at 2,142 m (7,028 ft) above sea level.[4]

Administrative divisions

Bolnisi municipality is administratively divided into 14 communities (თემი, temi) with 46 villages (სოფელი, sopeli), two urban-type settlements (დაბა, daba) and one city (ქალაკი, kalaki).[3]


The population of Bolnisi was 56,036 at the beginning of 2021,[1] which is an increase of nearly 5% since the last census of 2014.[3] In 2014 the ethnic composition was 63.4% Azerbaijani, 30.9% Georgian and 5.0% Armenian. The population density is 69.7 people per square kilometer (2021).

Population Bolnisi Municipality
1897 1922 1926 1939 1959 1970 1979 1989 2002[5] 2014 2021
Bolnisi Municipality - - - 33,975 Increase 45,019 Increase 60,556 Increase 68,296 Increase 81,920 Decrease 74,301 Decrease 53,590 Increase 56,036
Bolnisi [6] - 4,591 Increase 5,658 Increase 7,137 Increase 12,420 Decrease 11,504 Increase 12,442 Increase 15,047 Decrease 9,944 Decrease 8,967 Decrease 8,288
Kazreti (daba) - - - - - 2,538 Increase 5,921 Increase 9,124 Decrease 7,272 Decrease 4,340 Increase 5,483
Tamarisi (daba) - - - - - - - 707 Decrease 434 Increase 510 Increase 697
Data: Population statistics Georgia 1897 to present.[7][8][9] Note:[5]


Bolnisi Sioni

Bolnisi Municipal Assembly (Georgian: ბოლნისის საკრებულო) is the representative body in Bolnisi Municipality, consisting of 36 members which are elected every four years. The last election was held in October 2021. David Sherazadishvili of Georgian Dream was reelected as mayor.

Party 2017[11] 2021[12] Current Municipal Assembly
  Georgian Dream 28 30                                                            
  United National Movement 2 6          
Total 30 36  

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Population and Demography - Population by cities and boroughs (daba), as of 1 January". National Statistics Office of Georgia, Geostat. 2021-01-01. Retrieved 2022-03-08.
  2. ^ "Ethnic composition of Georgia 2014". Archived from the original on 2018-11-04.
  3. ^ a b c "Main Results of the 2014 Census (Publication)" (PDF)., National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat) (in Georgian). 2016-04-28. pp. 318–322. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2022-03-08.
  4. ^ Tielidze, Levan; Gobejishvili, Ramin (2019). "13 Achara-Trialeti-Loki Mountainous Terrain". Geomorphology of Georgia. Springer. pp. 238–239. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-77764-1. ISBN 978-3-319-77764-1. S2CID 199491923. Retrieved 2022-03-08.
  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,[10] "1. Introduction", Page 1.
  6. ^ Until 1921 called Katharinenfeld, between 1921-1943 called Luxemburg.
  7. ^ "Population divisions of Georgia". Population Statistics Eastern Europe and former USSR. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  8. ^ "Population cities & towns of Georgia". Population Statistics Eastern Europe and former USSR. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  9. ^ "Ethnic composition rural Georgia 1923". Population Statistics Eastern Europe and former USSR. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "Protocol elected municipal council members and mayors 2017" (PDF) (in Georgian). CESKO Central Election Commission. pp. 21–22. Retrieved 2022-03-03.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Protocol elected municipal council members and mayors 2021" (PDF) (in Georgian). CESKO Central Election Commission. pp. 27–29. Retrieved 2022-03-03.[permanent dead link]

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