Ambrolauri Municipality

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Ambrolauri Municipality

ამბროლაურის მუნიციპალიტეტი
Flag of Ambrolauri Municipality
Official seal of Ambrolauri Municipality
Country Georgia
MkhareRacha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti
 • Total1,142 km2 (441 sq mi)
 • Total9,139
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)

The Ambrolauri Municipality (Georgian: ამბროლაურის მუნიციპალიტეტი, Ambrolauris Munits'ipaliteti) is a self-governing community in western Georgia. Its governing bodies are based in Ambrolauri, which had been part of the municipality until 2014, when it became a self-governing city. Together with the city of Ambrolauri and the neighboring communities of Lentekhi, Oni, and Tsageri, the Ambrolauri Municipality forms the region of Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti. The population is 9,139 (2014 census).


The municipality is situated in the Caucasus's southern slope zone. Its southeastern boundary is mountains of Racha and in the north is Lechkhumi's mountain.

The area is 1141 sq km. Agriculture occupies 240 sq km. The municipality is crossed by the Rioni and the Krikhula, Znakura, Shareula, Lukhuni, Ritseula, and Askistskali Rivers. The municipality contains rich resources of arsenic and gypsum.



The municipality was created in 1930. Until then, its territory was part of Racha Uyezd in Kutaisi Governorate, since 1928 of Racha-Lechkhumi Uyezd. In 1930, it became an independent municipality. In 1951-1953, it was a part of the Kutaisi Okrug. In 2014, Ambrolauri was separated from the municipality.


Population evolution[edit]

Year Population
1989 17 065
2002 16 225 Decrease
2014 9 139 Decrease

Ethnic groups[edit]

The population is 99.5% Georgian (Rachvelian sub-group), 0.3% Russian, 0.1% Abkhazian and 0.1% Ukrainian.


Agriculture, especially viticulture-viniculture and animal husbandry, is the main activity of the population. The culture of fruit is developing in the mountainous zones. The main industries are wine factories and cheese factories.

The Ossetian Military Road passes through the municipality.


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Coordinates: 42°31′18″N 43°08′54″E / 42.5217°N 43.1483°E / 42.5217; 43.1483