Tkibuli

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Tkibuli

ტყიბული
Skyline of Tkibuli
Flag of Tkibuli
Flag
Official seal of Tkibuli
Seal
Tkibuli is located in Georgia
Tkibuli
Tkibuli
Location of Tkibuli in Georgia
Tkibuli is located in Imereti
Tkibuli
Tkibuli
Tkibuli (Imereti)
Coordinates: 42°20′39″N 42°59′24″E / 42.34417°N 42.99000°E / 42.34417; 42.99000Coordinates: 42°20′39″N 42°59′24″E / 42.34417°N 42.99000°E / 42.34417; 42.99000
CountryGeorgia
Region (Mkhare)Imereti
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5
Area code(s)(+995)
ClimateCfa
Websitetkibuli.gov.ge

Tkibuli or Tqibuli (Georgian: ტყიბული) is a town in west-central Georgia, Imereti Region. It is situated at the northern edge of Imereti region, close to the region of Rach'a, at the foot of Nakerala mountain. The town is a coal mining centre. Tkibuli is located between two man-made reservoirs and is a mountainous region. There were nine coal mines but now only one is functional. Tkibuli is also known for the tea that is grown in the region and sold throughout the country.

The mines are a mainstay of local economy, providing 1,500 people and their families the only source of income. Due to outdated and inappropriate safety standards, there have been several fatal accidents in the Tkibuli mines, claiming 16 lives in total in 2018.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgia 2018: Top 10 events of the year". JamNews. 28 December 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2019.