Tetritsqaro

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Tetritskaro
თეთრიწყარო
Town
St. Nicholas Church of Tetri Tskaro (XIX c.)
St. Nicholas Church of Tetri Tskaro (XIX c.)
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.