Kaspi

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Kaspi
კასპი
Town
Flag of Kaspi
Flag
Official seal of Kaspi
Seal
Kaspi is located in Shida Kartli
Kaspi
Kaspi
Kaspi is located in Georgia (country)
Kaspi
Kaspi
Location of Kaspi in Georgia
Coordinates: 41°55′N 44°25′E / 41.917°N 44.417°E / 41.917; 44.417Coordinates: 41°55′N 44°25′E / 41.917°N 44.417°E / 41.917; 44.417
Country  Georgia
Region Shida Kartli
Town from 1959
Highest elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Lowest elevation 560 m (1,840 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 13,423
Time zone Georgian Time (UTC+4)
Area code(s) +995 371
Website http://www.kaspi.org.ge

Kaspi (Georgian: კასპი) is a town in central Georgia on the Mtkvari River. It is a center of Kaspi district, one of the four districts in Shida Kartli region. Founded in the early Middle Ages, the town turned into possession of the Amilakhvari noble family in the 15th century. Kaspi officially acquired a town's status in 1959 and, as of 2014, had the population of 13,423.[1]

The Kaspi cement plant is one of Georgia's largest industrial facilities and sources of air pollution.

During the Russia-Georgia war, the cement factory, as well as the railway bridge in the city were severely damaged by the Russian raids.

History[edit]

Kaspi is one of the oldest cities in Georgia. It is first mentioned in the 4th century.[2] During this period, Kaspi was one of largest and most important cities of the Iberian (old Georgian state) kingdom. It is on the trade routes shown on the late antiquity Peutinger map. Kaspi was the center of the historical administration object "Kaspis Sasparsalaro". In the 8th century, the city was destroyed after a battle with Arabs. In the 20th century, the town was again upgraded and developed.

Grakliani Hill, one of the oldest and richest human archaeological sites, is located near Kaspi.

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References[edit]

Jaoshvili f., J. Gvasalia., Kse, vol. 5, p. 425, ed., 1980

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

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