Kaspi Municipality

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Kaspi (Georgian: კასპის მუნიციპალიტეტი) is a district of Georgia, in the region of Shida Kartli. Given a District status within Transcaucasian SFSR in 1930. District center is Kaspi.

Kaspi Municipality
კასპის მუნიციპალიტეტი
a village in Kaspi municipality
a village in Kaspi municipality
Flag of Kaspi Municipality
Official seal of Kaspi Municipality
Location of Kaspi Municipality in Georgia
Location of Kaspi Municipality in Georgia
Country Georgia
RegionShida Kartli
CapitalKaspi
various1 town, 71 villages
Area
 • Total802 km2 (310 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total43,771
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4
WebsiteOfficial site of shida kartli region

GeographyEdit

The district occupies Shida Kartli plain, stretching on the both sides of Kura River - bordering southern parts of Greater Caucasus to the North and Trialeti Range to the South. Bigger rivers crossing the District are Kura and Ksani.

District population is 43,771, population density is 55 per km² (2014). There are 71 villages and 1 town in the District.

District economy is focused on agriculture, there are a few manufactures producing building materials and wine/spirits.

There are a number of historical and architectural sites in the District, including Rkoni Monastery, Samtavisi and Kvatakhevi churches.

 
Medieval bridge at Rkoni Monastery

Kavtiskhevi kurgansEdit

Near the village of Kavtiskhevi in Kaspi Municipality some very ancient kurgans have been found. They were excavated by Makharadze in 2007.

Materials recovered from these excavations can be related to remains from the metal-working Late Chalcolithic site of Leilatepe on the Karabakh steppe.[1] Also, at Soyuqbulaq, Agstafa, there are similar kurgans.

Also, the earliest level at the multi-period site of Berikldeebi in Kvemo Kartli is relevant.[2] These discoveries reveal the presence of early 4th millennium kurgans in the southern Caucasus.[3]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Narimanov et al. 2007
  2. ^ Glonti and Dzavakhishvili 1987
  3. ^ Origin of Early Transcaucasian Culture. Dienekes' Anthropology blog

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 41°55′00″N 44°25′00″E / 41.9167°N 44.4167°E / 41.9167; 44.4167