Pasanauri

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Pasanauri
ფასანაური
Skyline of Pasanauri  ფასანაური
Pasanauri  ფასანაური is located in Georgia (country)
Pasanauri  ფასანაური
Pasanauri
ფასანაური
Location of Pasanauri in Georgia
Coordinates: 42°23′47″N 44°38′55″E / 42.39639°N 44.64861°E / 42.39639; 44.64861Coordinates: 42°23′47″N 44°38′55″E / 42.39639°N 44.64861°E / 42.39639; 44.64861
Country  Georgia
Mkhare Mtskheta-Mtianeti
Elevation 1,050 m (3,440 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 1,600
Time zone Georgian Time (UTC+4)

Pasanauri (Georgian: ფასანაური, also spelled Passanauri) is a small town (daba) in Georgia, situated in the Dusheti district, Mtskheta-Mtianeti region.

Pasanauri lies about 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of the nation’s capital of Tbilisi,[1] at elevation of 1,050 m. above sea level.[2] Located on the Georgian Military Road, Pasanauri is flanked by the Aragvi River,[3] and surrounded by the Caucasus Mountains. Average winter temperature is 0 degrees Celsius, but often falls below 10 degrees Celsius. As of the 2002 census, the townlet had a population of 1.600.

Due to its picturesque location and the proximity to nearby historical sites as well as for its mineral water, hiking routes, handcrafted items and food, Pasanauri became a popular tourist destination in the Soviet period,[4] but suffered decay during the years of post-Soviet crisis.

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  1. ^ Dubinskaya, Lidiya (1985). The Soviet Union. Raduga Publishers. p. 274. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  2. ^ "Pasanauri". WeatherOnline. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  3. ^ Ghambashidze, David (2007). Mineral Resources of Georgia and Caucasia - Manganese Industry of Georgia. READ BOOKS. p. 101. ISBN 978-1-4086-2831-7. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  4. ^ Javaxišvili, Alekʻsandre; Georgiĭ Grigorʹevich Gvelesiani. Soviet Georgia. Progress Publishers. p. 162. Retrieved 2008-10-18.