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Kazreti

Kazreti
კაზრეთი
Kazreti, view from mountain
Kazreti, view from mountain
Kazreti is located in Georgia
Kazreti
Kazreti
Location in Georgia
Kazreti is located in Kvemo Kartli
Kazreti
Kazreti
Kazreti (Kvemo Kartli)
Coordinates: 41°22′39″N 44°24′47″E / 41.37750°N 44.41306°E / 41.37750; 44.41306
Country Georgia (country)
MkhareKvemo Kartli
MunicipalityBolnisi
Elevation
420 m (1,380 ft)
Population
 (2014[1])
 • Total4 340
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Kazreti (Georgian: კაზრეთი) is a daba in Bolnisi Municipality, in the region of Kvemo Kartli, in Georgia. Its primary economic activity is mining. The largest employer in Kazreti is JSC RMG Copper. Gold and copper are the principal precious metals extracted at the mines in Kazreti. Historical research done in Georgia has shown that gold was mined in the area thousands of years ago. It has been speculated that the earliest gold mine in the world was the Sakdrisi site on the outskirts of Kazreti.

The mine in Kazreti was developed in 1970 during the Soviet era. From 1970 until the collapse of the Soviet Union, Kazreti was generally known in Georgia as being a cosmopolitan village, inhabited by workers from the various Soviet republics. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the majority of people who now live in the town are of Georgian nationality.

Kazreti has been the site of various environmental and labor protests during both the UNM and GD governments. In 2014 there were numerous protests and hunger strikes related to working conditions in the mines.[2]

There are two public schools, a library, and a small police station in Kazreti. Latitude 41.379963, longitude 44.410007, elevation 699 meters.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Population Census 2014". www.geostat.ge. National Statistics Office of Georgia. November 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Negotiations in Kazreti, the Georgian village on strike". 11 March 2014.


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