Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti

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Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
სამეგრელო-ზემო სვანეთი
Mkhare (region)
Location of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
Country  Georgia
Capital Zugdidi
Subdivisions 1 city, 7 municipalities
Government
 • Governor Zaza Gorozia
Area
 • Total 7,440 km2 (2,870 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)
 • Total 331,145
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code GE-SZ

Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti (Georgian: სამეგრელო-ზემო სვანეთი) is a region (Mkhare) in western Georgia which includes the historical Georgian provinces of Samegrelo (Mingrelia) and Zemo Svaneti (i.e., Upper Svaneti) and has Zugdidi as its capital.

Subdivisions[edit]

Map Municipality
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City of Poti
Abasha Municipality
Zugdidi Municipality
Martvili Municipality
Mestia Municipality
Senaki Municipality
Chkhorotsku Municipality
Tsalenjikha Municipality
Khobi Municipality

Geography[edit]

Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti is traversed by two sections of the northeasterly line of equal latitude and longitude.

Demographic[edit]

Ethnic Groups[edit]

According to the Georgian census of 2002, 98,9% of the population is Georgian and 0,9% is Russian. Other ethnic groups live in the region, including : Ukrainians, Armenians, Abkhazians and Greeks

Languages[edit]

Georgian is spoke by the entire population of the region and by the ethnic minorities like Russians and others. Mingrelian is a Kartvelian language spoke by the Mingrels, a sub-group of Georgian people and native to Mingrelia. Svan is also a Kartvelian language, spoke by the Svans, a sub-group of Georgian people and native to Svaneti.

Religion[edit]

99,2% of the population identifies as Orthodox Christians. Islam is also practiced by 1015 inhabitants. A little minority of Armenian Christians exist.

General Informations[edit]

The area of the region is 7441 km.sq, the population is 330000. The administrative center is Zugdidi. In the region, there are 500 populated areas, including :

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Coordinates: 42°30′N 41°51′E / 42.5°N 41.85°E / 42.5; 41.85