Kazreti

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Kazreti, view from mountain

Kazreti (Georgian: კაზრეთი) is a small town in Georgia, Bolnisi district, in the region of Kvemo Kartli. The principal economic activity is mining. The largest employer in Kazreti is the Madneuli Mining Company. Gold and copper are the principle precious metals extracted at the mines in Kazreti. Historical research done in Georgia has shown that gold was mined in the area thousands of years ago. The mine in Kazreti was developed in 1970 during the Soviet era. From 1970 until the collapse of the Soviet Union, the city of Kazreti was generally known in Georgia as being a cosmopolitan village, inhabited by workers from the various Soviet republics. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the majority of people who now live in the town are of Georgian nationality. There are two public schools, a library, and a small police station in Kazreti. Latitude 41.379963, Longitude 44.410007, Elevation 699 meters.

Coordinates: 41°22′39″N 44°24′47″E / 41.37750°N 44.41306°E / 41.37750; 44.41306