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Nedzvi Managed Reserve

Nedzvi Managed Reserve
Georgian: ნეძვის აღკვეთილი
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Photoleti church at Akhaldaba village.
Map showing the location of Nedzvi Managed Reserve
Map showing the location of Nedzvi Managed Reserve
Map showing the location of Nedzvi Managed Reserve
Map showing the location of Nedzvi Managed Reserve
Coordinates41°52′53.3″N 43°30′51.0″E / 41.881472°N 43.514167°E / 41.881472; 43.514167
Area22,219 acres (89.92 km2)
Governing bodyAgency of Protected Areas

Nedzvi Managed Reserve (Georgian: ნეძვის აღკვეთილი) is a protected area in central Georgia, in Samtskhe-Javakheti situated in the Lesser Caucasus, southwest to the nation's capital of Tbilisi in Borjomi Municipality.[1] Nedzvi Managed Reserve along with Borjomi Strict Nature Reserve, Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park and Goderdzi Petrified Forest Natural Monument is one of four protected areas under same management authority.[2] The accurate size and borders of the protected areas has yet to be determined.[3] Its ecoregion is that of the Caucasus mixed forests.[4]

Cultural heritage

There are several early Christian churches in Nedzvi area dated back to 9th century. The Georgian Orthodox Church, originally part of the Church of Antioch, gained its autocephaly and developed its doctrinal specificity progressively between the 5th and 10th centuries. Church Nedzvi located in gorge of the river Nedzvishevi is a monument of this period. It is dated to the mid-9th century. It was built by disciples of Gregory of Khandzta and Christopher, the builder of the Dviri Monastery of Saint Cyricus.[5]

After the two restorations of the monument in 20th century in 1948 and in 1962, the original layout of the church was revealed. It was established that Nedzvi is the largest among existing famous three-church basilicas in Georgia.[6][7]

See also


  1. ^ Nedzvi in Georgia Protected Planet
  2. ^ "Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park Administration - Agency of Protected Areas of Georgia". Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  3. ^ The sitting of the Environmental Protection and Natural Resource Committee. 08 December 2015. Parliament of Georgia.
  4. ^ "Caucasus mixed forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund.
  5. ^ St. Gregory of Chandzoe in Georgia
  6. ^ Church Nedzvi
  7. ^ Tedo Dundua, Nino Silagadze The Three-Church Basilica Type in Georgia. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
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