The Aragvi River (Georgian: არაგვი) and its basin is located in Georgia on the southern slope of the Caucasus Mountains. The river is 112 km in length. The basin covers an area 2,724 km² The ground strata is mostly sandstone, slate, and limestone. The hydro-electricity Zhinvali Dam built on the river produces much of Georgia’s power. The building of the dam in 1986 formed the Zhinvali reservoir. Near the reservoir on the river is the Ananuri castle with its Assumption Church.
The Aragvi meets the river Mtkvari some miles below the dam, at Mtskheta. The fortified location Ananuri is located upstream of the dam on the Aragvi.
See არაგვი for the origin of the name.
Hydro-electric dam on the Aragvi
The Source of The Aragvi River to the North of Gudauri
- ^ "The Khevi-Aragvi Biosphere Reserve". Retrieved 2006-12-31.