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Imereti
Imereti
(Georgian: იმერეთი) is a region in Georgia situated along the middle and upper reaches of the Rioni River.

Contents

1 Subdivisions 2 Economy 3 Demographics 4 History 5 See also 6 External links

Subdivisions[edit] It consists of the following Georgian administrative-territorial units:

Kutaisi
Kutaisi
(city) Baghdati Municipality Vani
Vani
Municipality Zestafoni
Zestafoni
Municipality Terjola Municipality Samtredia
Samtredia
Municipality Sachkhere
Sachkhere
Municipality Tqibuli Municipality Chiatura
Chiatura
Municipality Tsqaltubo Municipality Kharagauli Municipality Khoni
Khoni
Municipality

Economy[edit] Significant towns and regional centres include Samtredia, Chiatura (manganese production centre), Tkibuli
Tkibuli
(coal mining centre), Zestafoni (known for metals production), Vani, Khoni, and Sachkhere. Traditionally, Imereti
Imereti
is an agricultural region, known for its mulberries and grapes. Demographics[edit] The 800,000 Imeretians speak a Georgian dialect; they are one of the local culture-groups of the ethnically subdivided Georgian people. History[edit] In late antiquity and early Middle Ages
Middle Ages
the ancient western Georgian kingdom of Egrisi
Egrisi
existed on the territory of Imereti. Its king declared Christianity
Christianity
as an official religion of Egrisi
Egrisi
in 523 AD. In 975-1466 Imereti
Imereti
was part of the united Georgian Kingdom. Since its disintegration in the 15th century, Imereti
Imereti
was an independent kingdom. In the 17th-18th centuries the kingdom of Imereti
Imereti
experienced frequent invasions by the Turks and paid patronage to the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
until 1810, when it was invaded and annexed by the Russian Empire. The last King of Imereti
Imereti
was Solomon II (1789-1810). From 1918–1921, Imereti
Imereti
was part of the independent Democratic Republic of Georgia. Within the USSR, the region was part of the Transcaucasian SFSR
Transcaucasian SFSR
from 1922–1936, and part of the Georgian SSR from 1936–1991. Since Georgian independence in 1991, Imereti
Imereti
has been a region of Georgia with Kutaisi
Kutaisi
as the regional capital. See also[edit]

Kingdom of Imereti Subdivisions of Georgia

External links[edit]

Imereti.com - The Guide to Imereti, Georgia, Sakartvelo Official website Civil.GE

Links to related articles

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Administrative divisions of Georgia

Autonomous Republics

Abkhazia Adjara

Regions

Guria Imereti Kakheti Kvemo Kartli Mtskheta-Mtianeti Racha- Lechkhumi
Lechkhumi
and Kvemo Svaneti Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Samtskhe-Javakheti Shida Kartli

City with special status

Tbilisi (capital)

Other

South Ossetia

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Historical regions of Georgia

Abkhazia

Abkhazeti Abzhua Tsebelda Samurzakano

Adjara

Machakhela Chaneti

Guria

Lazika Surebi

Imereti

Argveti Vake Mukhurisi Okriba Sachino Sajavakho

Kakheti

Garekakheti Gagmamkhari Gujareti Tusheti Kiziki Hereti

Kvemo Kartli

Borchalo Gardabani Gachiani Dmaniskhevi

Mtskheta-Mtianeti

Maghrandvaleti Mtiuleti Mukhrani Pshavi Pkhovi Tskhavati Ksniskhevi Tskhradzmiskhevi Tsanareti Tsilkani Tsobeni Tchartali Khada Khandro Khevi Khevsureti Kherki Khorkhi

Racha- Lechkhumi
Lechkhumi
and Kvemo Svaneti

Takveri Lechkhumi Racha Kvemo Svaneti

Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti

Egrisi Odishi Sabediano Samegrelo Svaneti

Samtskhe-Javakheti

Zemo Kartli Tori Trialeti Meskheti Javakheti

Shida Kartli

Bazaleti Zena Sopeli Samachablo

Coordinates: 42°10′N 42°59′E / 42.167°N 42.983°E / 42

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