Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti (Georgian: სამეგრელო-ზემო სვანეთი) is a region (Mkhare) in western Georgia which includes the historical Georgian provinces of Samegrelo (Mingrelia) and Zemo Svaneti (i.e., Upper Svaneti) and has Zugdidi as its capital.
|Subdivisions||1 city, 7 municipalities|
|• Governor||Alexander Motserelia|
|• Total||7,440 km2 (2,870 sq mi)|
|• Density||45/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||GE-SZ|
high · 5th
|City of Poti|
Georgian is spoken by the entire population of the region and by the ethnic minorities like Russians and others. Mingrelian is a Kartvelian language spoken by the Mingrels, a sub-group of Georgian people and native to Mingrelia. Svan is also a Kartvelian language, spoken by the Svans, a sub-group of Georgian people native to Svaneti.
The area of the region is 7,441 km2 (2,873 sq mi), the population is 330,000. The administrative center is Zugdidi. In the region, there are 500 populated areas, including:
- "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
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