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Southwestern Georgia

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If you are looking for the region of the US state, see Southwest Georgia.

Southwestern Georgia is a region along Georgia's Black Sea coast, which borders Turkey to the south.

Cities

  • Batumi — the capital of Ajara and Georgia's third largest city is a pleasant Black Sea port with great Ajaruli cuisine
  • Chokhatauriy — the source of Georgia's second most famous mineral water, Nabeghlavi
  • Keda
  • Kobuleti
  • Ozurgeti — the capital of Guria is a fairly small town; near the Shemokmedi Monastery and the Likhauri Church
  • Sarpi — coastal town right next to the border gate with Turkey

Other destinations

  • Ajara
    • Khulo
    • Gonio Fortress
  • Guria
    • Askana Fortress
    • Likhauri Church (15th century)
    • Petra/Tsikhisdziri Fortress (3,000 years old)
    • Shemokmedi Monastery (16th century)

Understand

Southwestern Georgia consists of two regions:

  • Ajara — a 30% Muslim autonomous region of Georgia with beaches, palm trees, and wonderfully fattening food
  • Guria — a region famous for its "Gurian Riders," trick horse riders who toured the United States as part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

Talk

Georgian is unquestionably the main language in the region, but much of the older generation speak Russian and the younger generation is increasingly speaking English due to hostility towards Russia, and also because English is taught in schools since independence and has replaced Russian as a second language in schools nation-wide. When in need for help, look for younger people, as they are more likely to know some English.

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Guria

There are seven resorts in the region, of which Ureki, Shekvetili and Grigoleti are located on the Black Sea; Bakhmaro, Gomi Mountain, Balneological Nabeghlavi and Nasakirali—in the mountainous alpine zone.

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