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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; 43.01139Coordinates: 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
Village Chazhashi.jpg
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 (Suania in ancient sources; Georgian: სვანეთი Svaneti) is a historic province in the northwestern part of Georgia. It is inhabited by the Svans, an ethnic subgroup of Georgians.

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Svaneti or Svanetia (Suania in ancient sources; Georgian: სვანეთი Svaneti) is a historic province in the northwestern part of Georgia. It is inhabited...

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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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For Georgia

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Gori-Kaspi. Alexander Motserelia, the former governor of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, is currently the majoritarian MP of Abasha-Martvili-Tsalenjikha-Chkhorotsku...

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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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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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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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(Kazakh: Ауыл) is a Kazakh word meaning "village" in Kazakhstan. The auls of Svaneti (in the Republic of Georgia), with their distinctive medieval towers, have...

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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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Soviet Union

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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(Raion) capital in Georgia's western region of Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, 323 km northwest to the nation's capital Tbilisi. Situated on the southern...

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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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incursions Kingdom of Imereti Principality of Abkhazia Principality of Svaneti Principality of Guria Principality of Mingrelia Kingdom of Kartli Kingdom...

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

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