Mtskheta-Mtianeti (Georgian: მცხეთა-მთიანეთი, literally "Mtskheta-Mountain Area") is a region (Mkhare) in eastern Georgia comprising the town of Mtskheta, which serves as a regional capital, together with its district and the adjoining mountainous areas. The western part of the region, namely the entire Akhalgori Municipality, is controlled by breakaway South Ossetia[nt 1] since the 2008 Russo-Georgian War.
|• Governor||Davit Nozadze|
|• Total||5,606 km2 (2,164 sq mi)|
|• Density||17/km2 (43/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||GE-MM|
high · 10th
|Municipality||Pop. (2021)||Town/Village||Pop. (2021)|
|Akhalgori[nt 2]||3,665 ||Akhalgori||1,033 (2015 )|
- South Ossetia's status is disputed. It considers itself to be an independent state, but this is recognised by only a few other countries. The Georgian government and most of the world's other states consider South Ossetia de jure a part of Georgia's territory.
- With the formation of mkhare (regions) in 1995, Akhalgori was officially classified as part of the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. Since the 2008 Russo-Georgian War the Georgian central government lost effective controle over Akhalgori.
- "Regions and municipalities of Georgia" (in Georgian). Georgian Government. Retrieved 2022-02-04.
- "7 ახალი გუბერნატორიდან ყველა კაცია". NETGAZETI.ge.
- Nominal area 6,785 km², de facto controlled by Georgia 5,606 km².
- "Population and Demography - Population by cities and boroughs as of 1 January". National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat). Retrieved 2021-11-26.
- "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
- "Statistical compilation for 2020" (in Russian). Department of State Statistics of the Republic of South Ossetia. Retrieved 2021-11-26.
- "Results of the general population census of RSO 2015" (in Russian). Department of State Statistics of the Republic of South Ossetia. Retrieved 2021-11-26.
- (in Georgian) The Regional Administration of Mtskheta-Mtianeti website