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Chokhatauri Municipality

Chokatauri Municipality
ჩოხატაურის მუნიციპალიტეტი
Chokatauri Municipality
Chokatauri Municipality
Flag of Chokatauri Municipality
Official seal of Chokatauri Municipality
Country Georgia
MkhareGuria
Administrative centreChokhatauri
Government
 • mayorDavit Sharashidze (GD)
Area
 • Total825.1 km2 (318.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total19,001
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)
Websitehttp://chokhatauri.ge/
Udabno Monastery

Chokhatauri (Georgian: ჩოხატაურის მუნიციპალიტეტი) is a district of Georgia, in the region of Guria. Its largest city and administrative centre is Chokhatauri.

Population

The population of the municipality is 19 001 people (2014);[1] Density - 23.03 people / sq. km. Georgians live there. The majority of the population is Gurians, as well as Adjarans. A large part of the population is Orthodox Christian, a certain part - Muslim. There are 62 settlements in the municipality: 1 small town and 61 villages.

Politics

Chokhatauri Municipal Assembly (Georgian: ჩოხატაურის საკრებულო, Chokhatauri Sakrebulo) is a representative body in Chokhatauri Municipality consisting of 36 members which are elected every four years. The last election was held in October 2021. Davit Sharashidze of Georgian Dream was elected mayor.

Party 2017[2] 2021[3] Current Municipal Assembly
  Georgian Dream 30 26                                                  
  United National Movement 1 6            
  For Georgia 3      
  People's Party 1  
  European Georgia 2
  Alliance of Patriots 2
  Development Movement 1
  Independent 2
Total 38 36  

Chokhatauri Municipality includes the following territorial units: Chokhatauri, Amagleba, Bukistsikhe, Gogolesubani, Goraberezhouli, Guturi, Dablatsikhe, Didi Vani, Erketi, Zomleti, Zemo Surebi, Zemokheti, Zoti, Kokhnari, Nabetshabi, Nabetshabi Surebi, Jvartskha, Khevi, Khidistavi.

Economy

Factory of Nabeghlavi mineral water

Leading fields are agriculture, including fruit growing, grain farming, viticulture, animal husbandry. JSC Margebeli JSC (Nabeghlavi Mineral Water Bottling Plant) is an important enterprise in the municipality, with Bakhmaro and Nabeghlavi mountain-climatic resorts. The municipality is 296 km away from the capital, 24 km away from Ozurgeti, and 25 km away from the nearest railway junction. Samtredia-Kobuleti - 25 km section passes through the territory of the municipality.

Education and Culture

There are 31 public and 1 private school in the municipality, art (music, art) schools, student-youth house, libraries and museums: Niko Berdzenishvili Local Lore, Niko Mari, Mose Gogiberidze, Nodar Dumbadze, Eristavi Palace.

Tourist attractions

Bakhmaro resort
  • Tamar Castle (Bukistsikhe)
  • Erketi Convent (Erketi)
  • Eristavi Palace (Goraberezhouli)
  • Desert Monastery (middle elevation)
  • Ghomi Castle (Zoti)
  • St. George Church in Shuban [4]

Villages in the district

Villages in the Chokhatauri district include:

  • Bukistsikhe
  • Chaisubani
  • Chokhatauri
  • Dablatsikhe
  • Didivani
  • Erketi
  • Ganakhleba
  • Gogolesubani
  • Goraberezhouli
  • Guturi
  • Khevi
  • Khidistavi
  • Kokhnari
  • Kvenobani
  • Nabeghlavi
  • Partskhma
  • Sachamiaseri
  • Shuaganakhleba
  • Shuasurebi
  • Vazimleti
  • Zemokheti
  • Zemosurebi
  • Zoti
  • Janeuli

See also

References

  1. ^ "მოსახლეობის საყოველთაო აღწერა 2014". საქართველოს სტატისტიკის ეროვნული სამსახური. November 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Protocol elected municipal council members and mayors 2017" (PDF) (in Georgian). CESKO Central Election Commission. pp. 74–76. Retrieved 2021-01-06.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Protocol elected municipal council members and mayors 2021" (PDF) (in Georgian). CESKO Central Election Commission. pp. 92–94. Retrieved 2021-01-06.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "სიახლეები - Chokhatauri.GOV.GE - ჩოხატაურის მუნიციპალიტეტი". chokhatauri.ge.

42°01′03″N 42°15′20″E / 42.01750°N 42.25556°E / 42.01750; 42.25556


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