Administrative republic of Georgia
|Autonomous Republic of Adjara|
აჭარის ავტონომიური რესპუბლიკა (Georgian)
Coat of arms
|Part of unified|
|Ceded to Russian Empire||1878|
|Ethnic groups |
|Government||Devolved parliamentary autonomous republic|
• Chairman of
|2,880 km2 (1,110 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2019 estimate
• 2014 census
|135.32/km2 (350.5/sq mi)|
|Currency||Georgian lari (GEL)|
|Time zone||UTC+4 (UTC)|
• Summer (DST)
Adjara (Georgian: აჭარა Ach’ara [at͡ʃʼara] (listen)) or Achara, officially known as the Autonomous Republic of Adjara (Georgian: აჭარის ავტონომიური რესპუბლიკა Ach’aris Avt’onomiuri Resp’ublik’a [at͡ʃʼaris avtʼɔnɔmiuri rɛspʼublikʼa] (listen)), is a political-administrative region of Georgia. Located in the country's southwestern corner, Adjara lies on the coast of the Black Sea near the foot of the Lesser Caucasus Mountains, north of Turkey. It is an important tourist destination and includes Georgia's second most populous city of Batumi as its capital. About 350,000 people live on its 2,880 km2 (1,110 sq mi).
Adjara is home to the Adjarians, a regional subgroup of Georgians. The name can be spelled in a number of ways, including Ajara, Ajaria, Adjaria, Adzharia, Atchara and Achara. Under the Soviet Union, Adjara was part of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic as the Adjarian ASSR. The autonomous status of Adjara is guaranteed under article 6 of the Treaty of Kars.
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