Tbilisi National Park

Tbilisi National Park is one of nine national parks in Georgia, located in Mtskheta Municipality to the north of the city of Tbilisi.[1] The historical town of Mtskheta lies right outside of the western boundary of the park. The national park was established in 1973 on the basis of the previously existing Saguramo National Reserve (established in 1946) and is the oldest national park in Georgia. The area of the park is 243 square kilometres (94 sq mi).[2]

Tbilisi National Park
Tbilisi national park from Mtskheta.jpg
Mountains in the western part of Tbilisi National Park, as seen from the north of Mtskheta
Map showing the location of Tbilisi National Park
Map showing the location of Tbilisi National Park
Location Georgia
Nearest cityTbilisi, Mtskheta
Coordinates41°52′N 44°56′E / 41.867°N 44.933°E / 41.867; 44.933Coordinates: 41°52′N 44°56′E / 41.867°N 44.933°E / 41.867; 44.933
Area380.02 km2 (146.73 sq mi)[1]
Established1973
Governing bodyAgency of Protected Areas
WebsiteTbilisi National Park Administration

The park is located on the slope of the Saguramo Range, east of the Aragvi River, and belongs to the drainage basin of the Kura. The highest point of the park is 1,385 metres (4,544 ft). The area of the park is mainly covered by trees and shrub of oak, hornbeam, and beech. The protected mammals in the park include red deer, lynx, Eurasian brown bear, red fox, and jackal.[2][3]

The paved road connecting Tbilisi and Tianeti crosses the central part of the park, traversing the Saguramolalno Range. A stretch of the Tbilisi bypass highway runs along the southwestern border of the park.

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  Media related to Tbilisi National Park at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ a b Tbilisi in Georgia Protected Planet
  2. ^ a b Elizbarashvili, Nodar; Kupatadze, Bondo (2011). 100 sights of Georgia. Tbilisi: Publishing house Clio. p. 7. ISBN 978-9941-415-33-3.
  3. ^ Сагурамский заповедник. Great Soviet Encyclopedia.