Kvemo Kartli

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Kvemo Kartli
ქვემო ქართლი
Mkhare (region)
Location of Kvemo Kartli
Country  Georgia
Seat Rustavi
Subdivisions 1 city, 6 municipalities
Area
 • Total 6,072 km2 (2,344 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 423,986
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code GE-KK

Kvemo Kartli (Lower Kartli, Georgian: ქვემო ქართლი Azerbaijani: Aşağı Kartli) is a historic province and current administrative region (Mkhare) in southeastern Georgia. The city of Rustavi is a regional capital. The population is mixed between Georgians (51.25%), Azerbaijanis (41.75%), Armenians (5%), Russians (0.6%), Pontic and Caucasus Greeks (0.5%), and others.[1] The current governor is Paata Khizanashvili [1]
The population estimate in 2012 was 511,300,[2] but the 2014 census shows it now reduced to about 424,000.


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Coordinates: 41°31′N 44°31′E / 41.517°N 44.517°E / 41.517; 44.517