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Mukhurisi or Samokalako[1] (English: The province of towns), is a historical place in West Georgia and was the central province of Lazica. Mukhurisi was located in a strategical location. The main trade routes in Lazica was passing through Mukhurisi.


It is located in a plain area, between the rivers of Rioni and Tskhenistsqali. The most fertile soils of Colchis Kingdom was located in that area.[2]


It is claimed that name of the area was derived from castle called Mukhrisi, which exact location is unknown. First mention about Mukhurisi was in VI. or VII. century.


  1. ^ Tretʹi︠a︡kov, Petr Nikolaevich (1961). Contributions to the ancient history of the U. S. S. R: with special reference to Transcaucasia: selections from The outline of history of the U. S. S. R. [edited] by P. N. Tretiakov and A. L. Mongait. Translated by Vladimir M. Maurin. Edited by Henry Field and Paul Tolstoy. Peabody Museum. p. 104. ISBN 9780404526436. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  2. ^ Salia, Kalistrat (1983). History of the Georgian nation. N. Salia. p. 96. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
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