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Ozurgeti
ოზურგეთი
Ozurgeti ოზურგეთი is located in Georgia (country)
Ozurgeti
ოზურგეთი
Location of Ozurgeti in Georgia
Coordinates: 41°56′0″N 41°59′0″E / 41.933333°N 41.983333°E / 41.933333; 41.983333
Country  Georgia
Mkhare Guria
Population (2002)
 - Total 21,009
Time zone Georgian Time (UTC+4)

Ozurgeti (Georgian: ოზურგეთი) is a town and the regional administrative centre of Western Georgian province of Guria, former Macharadze or Makharadze (named in honor of Filipp Makaradze). Population of Ozurgeti: 21,009. The major part of a town is located between Natanebi and Bjuji rivers.

church

The church in Ozurgeti is in the center of the city. It stands between the theatre and the park.

Honors

A minor planet 2139 Makharadze discovered in 1970 by Soviet astronomer Tamara Mikhailovna Smirnova is named after Makharadze city (twin city of Genichesk) in honor of the friendship of Georgian and Ukrainian peoples. [1]

References

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (5th ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. p. 173. ISBN 3540002383. http://books.google.com/books?q=2132+Zhukov+TW3.  

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Ozurgeti is the small town capital of Georgia's Gurian region.

Get in

By plane

The nearest major international airport is in Tbilisi (350km), while Batumi International is the nearest accessible airport (60km).

By train

Ozurgeti has a railway station on the line between Batumi and Tbilisi.

By bus

There are daily coach arrivals and departures in several directions as well as easy mini bus (marshrutka) access to sites of tourist interest in the area.

Get around

A small town, Ozurgeti is easily covered on foot.

  • Church of Achi, early medieval period
  • Jumati Monastery, developed middle ages
  • Jikheti Church, developed middle ages
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