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Sataplia Managed Reserve

Sataplia Managed Reserve
Georgian: სათაფლიას აღკვეთილი
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Fossilized dinosaur footprints presentation in conservation building.
Map showing the location of Sataplia Managed Reserve
Map showing the location of Sataplia Managed Reserve
Map showing the location of Sataplia Managed Reserve
Map showing the location of Sataplia Managed Reserve
Location Georgia
Nearest cityTsqaltubo
Coordinates42°18′41.5″N 42°40′30.9″E / 42.311528°N 42.675250°E / 42.311528; 42.675250
Area0.34 km2 (0.13 sq mi)
Established2012
Governing bodyAgency of Protected Areas
WebsiteImereti Caves Protected Areas Administration

Sataplia Managed Reserve (Georgian: სათაფლიას აღკვეთილი) is a protected area and tourist attraction in Imereti region of Georgia, 10 km from town of Kutaisi.[1] The visitor center is located north from Kutaisi in the Tsqaltubo Municipality, near the village Banoja at the slopes of the extinct volcano Mount Sataplia. The name Sataplia can be freely translated as a "honey place" (In Georgian language თაფლი , tapli means honey) and in fact bees used to live in small holes and caves and honey was harvested by the local population.

Observation deck in Sataplia Managed Reserve.

Sataplia Managed Reserve is part of Imereti Caves Protected Areas, which also includes Sataplia Strict Nature Reserve, Prometheus Cave Natural Monument.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sataplia in Georgia". Protected Planet. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  2. ^ Imereti Caves Protected Areas Administration


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