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Location of Akhaltsikhe in Georgia
|Elevation||1,029 m (3,376 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+4 (Georgian Time)|
Akhaltsikhe (Georgian: ახალციხე [ɑχɑltsʰiχɛ]), formerly known as Lomsia (Georgian: ლომსია), is a small city in Georgia's southwestern region (mkhare) of Samtskhe–Javakheti. It is situated on both banks of a small river Potskhovi (a left tributary of the Kura), which divides the city between the old city in the north and new in the south.
The 9th-century Akhaltsikhe (Rabati) Castle, which was recently restored, is located in the old part of the city. It is one of the main attractions of the Samtskhe-Javakheti region, along with Vardzia, Vale, Okrostsikhe and Zarzma.