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Historical Region
The historic region of Svaneti in Georgia
The historic region of Svaneti in Georgia
Coordinates: 42°54′59″N 43°00′41″E / 42.91639°N 43.01139°E / 42.91639; 43.01139
CountrySvaneti Georgia
MkhareRacha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti
Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
CapitalMestia, Lentekhi
 • Total5,776.4 km2 (2,230.3 sq mi)
 • Total23,000
 • Density4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)
Upper Svaneti
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Chazhashi in 2016
CriteriaCultural: iv, v
Inscription1996 (20th Session)
Area1.06 ha
Buffer zone19.16 ha
Coordinates42°54′27″N 43°0′39″E / 42.90750°N 43.01083°E / 42.90750; 43.01083
Svaneti is located in Georgia
Location of Svaneti in Georgia
Svaneti is located in West and Central Asia
Svaneti (West and Central Asia)

Svaneti or Svanetia (Svan: შუ̂ან, ლემშუ̂ანიერა shwan, lemshwaniera, Suania in ancient sources; Georgian: სვანეთი Svaneti) is a historic province in the northwestern part of Georgia. Running along the Greater Caucasus range, Svaneti is one of the most mountainous regions of Georgia. It is largely inhabited by the Svans, an ethnic subgroup of Georgians.

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Svaneti or Svanetia (Svan: შუ̂ან, ლემშუ̂ანიერა shwan, lemshwaniera, Suania in ancient sources; Georgian: სვანეთი Svaneti) is a historic province in the...

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Principality of Svaneti

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Principality of Svaneti (Georgian: სვანეთის სამთავრო, romanized: svanetis samtavro) was a small principality (samtavro) in the Svaneti region of the Greater...

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Svaneti Range

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Svaneti Range (Georgian: სვანეთის ქედი) is an 85 km long sub-mountain range of the Greater Caucasus, in the Svaneti region of Georgia, located south of...

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1987 Svaneti avalanches

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The 1987 Svaneti avalanches was a series of massive avalanches in the northwest Caucasus highlands of the then-Soviet republic of Georgia, which hit,...

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Georgian cuisine

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and Tenili (ტენილი - a preserved, hand-pulled cheese). Main dishes from Svaneti include Kubdari (კუბდარი - also known as Svan Khachapuri, a kind of Khachapuri...

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Soviet Union

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Svaneti man in Mestia, Georgian SSR, 1929...

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Borders of Russia

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Stavropol Krai Karachay-Cherkessia Georgia Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti Karachay-Cherkessia Russia Kabardino-Balkaria Stavropol...

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defences and could be taken for the most part only by storming. The auls of Svaneti, Georgia, with their distinctive medieval towers, have been recognized...

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House of Dadeshkeliani

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from the mountainous western Georgian province of Svaneti. They ruled the Principality of Svaneti from the 1720s to 1857. Although the Dadeshkeliani...

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northern part of the neighboring mountainous province of Svaneti to form the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region, the capital of which is Mingrelia's main city...

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Svaneti uprising of 1921

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recently established Bolshevik regime in Georgia. The uprising broke out in Svaneti, a highland western Georgian province, almost immediately after the Red...

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Salt for Svanetia

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Salt for Svanetia (Georgian: მარილი სვანეთს marili svanets; Russian: Соль Сванетии, romanized: Sol' Svanetii) is a 1930 Soviet-Georgian silent documentary...

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community of five villages located at the head of the Enguri gorge in Svaneti, Georgia. Ushguli is one of the highest continuously inhabited settlements...

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Free Svaneti

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Free Svaneti (Georgian: თავისუფალი სვანეთი, t'avisup'ali svanet'i; Russian: Вольная Сванетия, vol'naya svanetiya) was a name applied to the self-governing...

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Konstantine Dadeshkeliani

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the last prince (mtavari) of the western Georgian mountainous region of Svaneti from 1841 to 1857. The eldest son of Prince Mikheil (Tsiok) Dadeshkeliani...

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Georgian family name from Svaneti region, in the north-western Georgia. Nakani family name comes from these towns of Svaneti: Becho, Etseri, Latali, Lenjeri...

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border, in Russia's Kabardino-Balkaria region on the northern side, and the Svaneti region of Georgia in the south. Shkhara lies 88 kilometres (55 mi) north...

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feet) in the Caucasus Mountains. Mestia is located in the Svaneti region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti province (mkhare), some 128 kilometres (80 miles) northeast...

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Svan towers

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defensive dwellings in the Georgian historical region of Svaneti (present-day Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti). These towers are unique to the region and were primarily...

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current subdivision, Racha is included in the Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region (mkhare) as the municipalities of Oni and Ambrolauri. Racha occupies...

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Caucasus Mountains

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Avalanches are common from November to April. Snow cover in several regions (Svaneti and northern Abkhazia) may reach 5 metres (16 ft). The Mt. Achishkho region...

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Kvemo Kartli Mtskheta- Mtianeti Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti Samegrelo- Zemo Svaneti Samtskhe- Javakheti Shida Kartli Tbilisi Black Sea Armenia...

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Northwest Caucasus caftan, 8-10th century, from the region of Alania. Svaneti defensive tower houses Imamzadeh of Ganja, 7th-9th centuries Celebration...

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Svan language

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ena) is a Kartvelian language spoken in the western Georgian region of Svaneti primarily by the Svan people. With its speakers variously estimated to...

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