Tetritsqaro

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Tetritskaro
თეთრიწყარო
Town
Tetritskaro is located in Georgia (country)
Tetritskaro
Tetritskaro
Location of Tetritskaro in Georgia
Coordinates: 41°33′0″N 44°28′0″E / 41.55000°N 44.46667°E / 41.55000; 44.46667
Country  Georgia
Region Kvemo Kartli
Elevation 1,180 m (3,870 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 3,093
Time zone Georgian Time (UTC+4)

Tetritskaro or Tetritsqaro (Georgian: თეთრიწყარო, translit.: tetrits'q'aro; Georgian pronunciation: [tʰɛtʰritsʼqʼɑro]) is a town in Kvemo Kartli in southern Georgia. It is the municipal center of Tetritsqaro Municipality. According to 2014 Georgian Census its population is 3,093.[1] The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway will run along the rail line through the town.

History[edit]

Original settlement on this location was called Garisi (გარისი), but due to invasions and wars this place got abandoned and in the beginning of the 19th century became a ghost town.[2] Later, this area was resettled by Georgian Azerbaijanis,[2] who called the settlement Agbulakhi; the name was of Azerbaijani origin and literally meant white spring.[3] In 1940, the name was changed to Tetri-Tskaro, which, in Georgian, also means white spring.[3] Town status was granted to it in 1966.[3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population Census 2014". www.geostat.ge. National Statistics Office of Georgia. November 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b ლორთქიფანიძე ი., ქვემო ქართლი XVIII საუკუნის პირველ მეოთხედში, ნაწ. 1-2, 3-4, თბ., 1935-1938
  3. ^ a b c Pospelov, p. 23

Sources[edit]

  • Е. М. Поспелов (Ye. M. Pospelov). "Имена городов: вчера и сегодня (1917–1992). Топонимический словарь." (City Names: Yesterday and Today (1917–1992). Toponymic Dictionary." Москва, "Русские словари", 1993.