Narazeni

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Narazeni (Georgian: ნარაზენი) is a village in Georgia situated 17 km east of Zugdidi.

Population[edit]

The village has a population of 6,550. Narazeni residents speak Mengrelian, Georgian, Russian and a little English.

Geography[edit]

The village is partly mountainous. The Chanistskali River flows through the village.

Facilities[edit]

In the village there are three schools, a kindergarten, ambulance, police, and a few shops. During the Soviet period a newspaper in the Megrelian language called "narazenish chai" was published in the village.

History[edit]

The village was on the transit route in the Silk Road period.

During the Soviet period, Narazeni was a farming village. There were tea plantations, fruit gardens, and mandarine plantations.

Presently, the head of the village is Zamir Janjgava (2009-).

Coordinates: 42°24′N 41°55′E / 42.400°N 41.917°E / 42.400; 41.917