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Gardabani (Georgian: გარდაბნის მუნიციპალიტეტი, Gardabnis Municiṕaliťeťi) is a municipality in Georgia, in the region of Kvemo Kartli. Its main town is Gardabani.

Gardabani Municipality

გარდაბნის მუნიციპალიტეტი
Gardabani Municipality
Gardabani Municipality
Flag of Gardabani Municipality
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Official seal of Gardabani Municipality
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Country Georgia
MkhareKvemo Kartli
Area
 • Total1,304.1 km2 (503.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total81,876[1]
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)

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Modern HistoryEdit

Until 1917, the actual municipality was under the Tbilisi Uyezd.In 1921, with the administrative division of the Georgian SSR, the municipality was in the Tbilisi Uyezd but in 1938, the municipality was separated from the Tbilisi Oblast to form the Karaya Rayon. In 1947, the name changed for Gardabani Rayon.

DemographicsEdit

According to the Georgian census of 2002, 53,2% of the population is Georgian, 43,72% is Azerbaijani, 0,93% is Armenian, the remaining is composed of Russians, Ossetians and Greeks.

 
Gardabani, the largest city of the municipality

EconomyEdit

In 2012, there was 42 populated areas, including one city (Gardabani), 2 "daba" and 39 villages. The urban population was 16200, and in villages was 83500, so 85% lived in villages. The municipality's incomes comes from : Industry (mostly electricity), construction, services, agriculture and public services. The priority for the municipality is the development of agriculture and industry.

The incomes of the population come mostly from agriculture and minor businesses (Shops,...) and public services.

GalleryEdit

 
Martkopi monastery

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population Census 2014". www.geostat.ge. National Statistics Office of Georgia. November 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2016.

Coordinates: 41°27′N 45°06′E / 41.450°N 45.100°E / 41.450; 45.100