Likhi Range (Georgian: ლიხის ქედი, romanized: likhis kedi) or Surami Range (Georgian: სურამის ქედი, romanized: suramis kedi) is a mountain range in Georgia, a part of the Caucasus mountains. It connects the Greater Caucasus and Lesser Caucasus ranges and belongs to the Dzirulula denudative Plateau. It is watershed of the Black and Caspian seas basins and divides the country climatically and geomorphologically.[1]

Likhi Range
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A landscape of the Likhi range.
Highest point
Elevation1,926 m (6,319 ft)
Geography
Likhi Range is located in Imereti
Likhi Range
Likhi Range is located in Shida Kartli
Likhi Range
Likhi Range is located in Georgia
Likhi Range
Country Georgia
Range coordinates42°11′54″N 43°29′54″E / 42.19833°N 43.49833°E / 42.19833; 43.49833Coordinates: 42°11′54″N 43°29′54″E / 42.19833°N 43.49833°E / 42.19833; 43.49833
Parent rangeCaucasus Mountains

The highest point in the range is the Ribisa mountain, at 2,470 m (8,100 ft) above sea level.[1] The lowest and most important mountain pass is the Surami Pass at an elevation of 949 m (3,114 ft) which links eastern and western Georgia. A railroad (in the tunnel) runs through the pass, as well as the Zestaponi-Khashuri highway. A southern portion of the Likhi range was historically known as Ghado.

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  1. ^ a b Tielidze, Levan; Lominadze, George; Lezhava, Zaza; Gadrani, Lela; Javakhishvili, Alexander; Gobejishvili, Ramin. Tielidze, Levan (ed.). Geomorphology of Georgia. Springer. pp. 11, 191, 201, 203. ISBN 978-3-319-77764-1. Retrieved 9 October 2020.