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Martvili Municipality

Martvili Municipality
Martvili monastery
Flag of Martvili Municipality
Official seal of Martvili Municipality
Location of the municipality within Georgia
Location of the municipality within Georgia
Country GEO
RegionSamegrelo
Administrative centreMartvili
Government
 • BodyMartvili Municipal Assembly
 • MayorTornike Janashia
Area
 • Total880.6 km2 (340.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total33,463
 • Density38.0/km2 (98/sq mi)
Population by ethnicity[1]
 • Georgians99,8  %
 • Russians0,1 %
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Standard Time)
Websitehttp://www.martvili.gov.ge
Bandza Synagogue
Gachedili Canyon Natural Monument

Martvili (Georgian: მარტვილის მუნიციპალიტეტი) is a district of Georgia, in the region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti. Its main town is Martvili. Martvili Municipality is located in the north-eastern part of western Georgia. It is bordered by Lentekhi in the north, Khoni and Tsageri in the east, Abasha in the south, Senaki and Chkhorotsku in the west. The southern part of the Martvili area is occupied by a lowland that rises from southwest to northeast from 60 to 170 meters. The highest place, the headwaters of Tekhuri is located at 3003 meters above sea level. To the south-west of the municipality is the Askha Mountain Range, which is rich in karst caves, waterfalls, mineral deposits and limestone. The mountains of Lebarde, Chekola and Dviri are rich in healing mineral waters.

Politics

Martvili Municipal Assembly (Georgian: მარტვილის საკრებულო) is a representative body in Martvili Municipality, consisting of 36 members which is elected every four years. The last election was held in October 2021. Tornike Janashia of Georgian Dream was elected mayor in a tight 2nd round against a candidate of the United National Movement

Party 2017[2] 2021[3] Current Municipal Assembly
  Georgian Dream 19 15                            
  United National Movement 10 11                    
  For Georgia 5        
  European Socialists 4        
  European Georgia 4 1  
  Alliance of Patriots 3
  Freedom - Zviad Gamsakhurdia's Way 1
Total 37 36  

Administrative divisions

Mart'vili municipality is divided into one city (ქალაქი, kalaki), and 20 villages (სოფელი, sopeli):[4]

Cities

Villages

Twin towns – sister Municipalities

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ethnic composition of Georgia 2014". mashke.org. Archived from the original on 2018-11-04.
  2. ^ "Protocol elected municipal council members and mayors 2017" (PDF) (in Georgian). CESKO Central Election Commission. pp. 83–84. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  3. ^ "Protocol elected municipal council members and mayors 2021" (PDF) (in Georgian). CESKO Central Election Commission. pp. 102–104. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  4. ^ "Martvili Municipality".
  5. ^ "საგარეო ურთიერთობები". martvili.ge (in Georgian). Martvili Municipality. Retrieved 2020-02-17.
  6. ^ "Міста-побратими". mistoboyarka.gov.ua (in Ukrainian). Boyarka. Retrieved 2020-03-30.

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