Chakvi

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Chakvi
ჩაქვი
Urban-type settlement
The Chakvi radar station
The Chakvi radar station
Chakvi is located in Georgia (country)
Chakvi
Chakvi
Location of Chakvi in Georgia
Coordinates: 41°43′33″N 41°44′22″E / 41.72583°N 41.73944°E / 41.72583; 41.73944Coordinates: 41°43′33″N 41°44′22″E / 41.72583°N 41.73944°E / 41.72583; 41.73944
Country  Georgia
Autonomous Republic  Adjara
Municipality Flag of Kobuleti Municipality.svg Kobuleti
Town from 1954
Population (2014)
 • Total 8,700[1]
Time zone Georgian Time (UTC+4)

Chakvi (Georgian: ჩაქვი [tʃʰɑkʰvi]), also spelled Chakva, is a resort town in Georgia by the Black Sea coast. It is part of Kobuleti Municipality.

Economy[edit]

Chakvi is known throughout Georgia as being the birthplace of tea production in Georgia.[2] Chakvi was one of several tea producing areas that produced tea for the Soviet Union. Wild tea plants can still be found, and some limited tea production still continues, in the hills above Chakvi.

In July 2007 the $600,000 Chakvi radar station was constructed through oversight of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District. It serves both the commercial and military port.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Census 2014". www.geostat.ge. National Statistics Office of Georgia. November 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Chakvi". gobatumi.com. Retrieved June 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Chakvi radar station". army.mil. United States Army. December 9, 2009. Retrieved June 7, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Chakvi at Wikimedia Commons

Greek women and children harvesting tea