Kareli, Georgia

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This article is about the town in Georgia. For the town in India, see Kareli, Madhya Pradesh.
Kareli is located in Shida Kartli
Kareli is located in Georgia (country)
Location of Kareli in Georgia
Coordinates: 42°01′28″N 43°54′4″E / 42.02444°N 43.90111°E / 42.02444; 43.90111Coordinates: 42°01′28″N 43°54′4″E / 42.02444°N 43.90111°E / 42.02444; 43.90111
Country  Georgia (country)
Mkhare Shida Kartli
Elevation 620 m (2,030 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 6,654
Time zone Georgian Time (UTC+4)

Kareli (Georgian: ქარელი) is a town in Shida Kartli, Georgia, located on the right bank of the Mtkvari, 94 km west of the country's capital of Tbilisi.


Kareli is first mentioned as a village in the 1715 documents. It was a property of the Tsitsishvili noble family. It acquired the status of a town under the Soviet government in 1981. Since 1939, it has been an administrative center of the homonymous district. As of the 2014 census, Kareli had a population of 6,654.[1]

Kareli has a humid subtropical climate with moderately cold winters and long warm summers. The town’s environs are a home to several architectural monuments of medieval Georgia such as the churches of Zghuderi, Samtsevrisi, Ruisi, and Kintsvisi, and the fortress of Ortubani (Dzama).


  1. ^ a b "Population Census 2014". www.geostat.ge. National Statistics Office of Georgia. November 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2016.