Ochkhamuri

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Ochkhamuri
ოჩხამური
Ochkhamuri  ოჩხამური is located in Georgia (country)
Ochkhamuri  ოჩხამური
Ochkhamuri
ოჩხამური
Location of Ochkhamuri in Georgia
Coordinates: 41°51′19″N 41°50′10″E / 41.85528°N 41.83611°E / 41.85528; 41.83611
Country  Georgia
Autonomous Republic Adjara
Population (2002)
 • Total 5,026
Time zone Georgian Time (UTC+4)

Ochkhamuri (Georgian: ოჩხამური) is a small town (daba) in Adjara, Georgia, with the population of around 5,000 as of 2002.[1]

Geography[edit]

Ochkhamuri is located on the banks of the homonymous river, at 12 m above sea level. It is part of the Kobuleti Municipality and is situated on the administrative boundary of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara with the rest of Georgia, specifically with the region of Guria.

History[edit]

The Soviet collectivization campaign of the 1920s and 1930s made this otherwise non-notable village a part of a larger subtropical agricultural area. A tea kolkhoz farm created at Ochkhamuri triggered an influx of migrants which significantly increased the settlement's population.[2] In 1954, the village was given the status of an urban-type settlement (Georgian: daba).[1] As of the Georgian census of 2002, Ochkhamuri had the population of 5,026.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (Georgian)Results of all-Georgia census of 2002: Table 15. State Department for Statistics of Georgia. Accessed on April 3, 2011
  2. ^ (Russian) Jaoshvili, Vakhtang (1968), Население Грузии ("The Population of Georgia"), p. 121. Tbilisi: Metsniereba