Shuakhevi

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Shuakhevi
შუახევი
Borough
Shuakhevi (G.N. 2010).jpg
Shuakhevi is located in Georgia (country)
Shuakhevi
Shuakhevi
Location of Ochkhamuri in Georgia
Coordinates: 41°37′37″N 42°11′13″E / 41.62694°N 42.18694°E / 41.62694; 42.18694
Country  Georgia
Autonomous Republic Adjara
Population (2014)
 • Total 797[1]
Time zone Georgian Time (UTC+4)

Shuakhevi (Georgian: შუახევი [ʃuɑxɛvi]) is a small town in Georgia's autonomous region of Ajaria, 67 km east to the regional capital Batumi. Situated on the right bank of the Adjaristsqali River, it is an administrative center of Shuakhevi District, which comprises the town itself and 68 adjoining mountainous villages. The area of the district is 588 km²; population – 15,044.[1]

There is a plant to build Shuakhevi hydro power plant, a run-of-the-river plant with installed capacity of 185 MW with expected electricity output of 452 GWh.[2] It is expected to be commissioned in 2016.[3]

Near the town are the ruins of a medieval fortress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population Census 2014". www.geostat.ge. National Statistics Office of Georgia. November 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Project summary document on Shuakhevi HPP. Retrieved on 2014-25-07.
  3. ^ Alstom to supply equipment for Shuakhevi hydropower plant in Georgia. Retrieved on 2014-25-07.

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Coordinates: 41°38′N 42°11′E / 41.633°N 42.183°E / 41.633; 42.183