Ochkhamuri

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Ochkhamuri
ოჩხამური
Borough
Ochkhamuri is located in Georgia (country)
Ochkhamuri
Ochkhamuri
Location of Ochkhamuri in Georgia
Coordinates: 41°51′19″N 41°50′10″E / 41.85528°N 41.83611°E / 41.85528; 41.83611
Country  Georgia
Autonomous Republic Adjara
Population (2014)
 • Total 5,355[1]
Time zone Georgian Time (UTC+4)

Ochkhamuri (Georgian: ოჩხამური [ɔtʃʰxɑmuri]) is a small town (daba) in Adjara, Georgia, with the population of 5,355 as of the Georgian census of 2014.[1]

Geography[edit]

Ochkhamuri is located on the banks of the homonymous river, at 12 m above sea level. It is part of the Kobuleti Municipality and is situated on the administrative boundary of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara with the rest of Georgia, specifically with the region of Guria.

History[edit]

The Soviet collectivization campaign of the 1920s and 1930s made this otherwise non-notable village a part of a larger subtropical agricultural area. A tea kolkhoz farm created at Ochkhamuri triggered an influx of migrants which significantly increased the settlement's population.[2] In 1954, the village was given the status of an urban-type settlement (Georgian: daba).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population Census 2014". www.geostat.ge. National Statistics Office of Georgia. November 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  2. ^ (Russian) Jaoshvili, Vakhtang (1968), Население Грузии ("The Population of Georgia"), p. 121. Tbilisi: Metsniereba
  3. ^ (Georgian)Results of all-Georgia census of 2002: Table 15. State Department for Statistics of Georgia. Accessed on April 3, 2011