About Kutaisi

Another largest town of Georgia by its dimensions is Kutaisi, which nowadays became lively parliamentary city. The new spatial structure was set on the space where once up to 2009 was a memorial dedicated to Soviet soldiers.
Since 2012 in Kutaisi is headquarter of the new Parliament of Georgia, placed in a contemporary edifice of glass and domes.

The city is amongst the most antiques of world and in Georgia.

Kutaisi, being a capital of Imereti is covering the territory approximately 65 square kilometers and is disposed at an pitch of 80-120 meters, on the Rioni banks, in Colchis valley. The population is about 186,000 inhabitants.

The borough was established three and half millenniums ago, and accordingly of Greek mythology it was the very spot where Jason and the Argonauts went in quest of the renowned Golden Fleece.

In the X century Kutaisi was the first metropolis of the consolidated reign and the place of indwelling of the King Bagrat III. In honor of the association of the nation, the king built the beautiful Cathedral Bagrati. Kutaisi remained the center during 124 years.

In 1089 the governor of Georgia became David Agmashenebeli. In 1122 he liberated Tbilisi from the Arabs, and transfers the capital there. Ipso facto, the story of Kutaisi as the capital was ended.

Kutaisi, being at the intersection midst of country, can be an ideal location from which to begin your journey to the discovery of other regions. In the region is an international airport, which has regularized flights to numerous destinations.

Kutaisi contains 12 municipal areas. The north-eastern side is banded by Okriba valley, in the north – Samgurali Mounts and on the southeast side circled by the Colchis valley. Population lives mainly in the valley. Northern areas are on the high bank of the river; southern regions occupy the plateau Sapichhia, one of the terraces of Rioni.

The local climate is comparatively moist and semitropical. Winter-time incline to be mild and desiccated, whilst summer is quite hot. The summary length of routes of city is 312 km.

The main sectors of the regional economy:

  • The development of trade, industry, transports services;
  • Food industry (flesh, water, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages);
  • Manufacture of wood (building materials, furniture), light industry;
  • production of gypsum, cement, paint;

Since ancient times, the city had different names, as Aia, Kutaia, Kutatisium.

Some argue that the ancient city at this place called Kvitaieli and it was the residence place of Arête.

The main attractions of the city and its environs are Bagrati Cathedral, a long time stayed in ruins and now makes part ofi the UNESCO Heritage List, Gelati Monastery of the XII century, Castle Geguti also the XII century, Caves Reserve Sataplia, and spa resort of Tskaltubo.