Trialeti Range

Trialeti Range (Georgian: თრიალეთის ქედი) is an east-west mountain range of the Lesser Caucasus Mountains in the Samtskhe–Javakheti region of southern Georgia.[1]

Trialeti Range
Trialeti Range at khashuri district.jpg
View of Trialeti Range at Khashuri district.
Highest point
PeakShaviklde
Elevation2,850 m (9,350 ft)
Dimensions
Length144 km (89 mi)
Width30 km (19 mi)
Geography
Trialeti Range is located in Samtskhe-Javakheti
Trialeti Range
Trialeti Range is located in Georgia
Trialeti Range
Country Georgia
RegionSamtskhe-Javakheti
Range coordinates41°45′00″N 43°49′50″E / 41.75000°N 43.83056°E / 41.75000; 43.83056Coordinates: 41°45′00″N 43°49′50″E / 41.75000°N 43.83056°E / 41.75000; 43.83056
Parent rangeCaucasus Mountains

The eastern edge of the Range runs along the western border of Tbilisi, while the western edge lies along River Mtkvari to the southwest of Borjomi. The length of the Trialeti Range is 144 kilometers and the maximum width is 30 kilometers. The mountain range was built up by volcanic activity during the Paleogene period. Young, andesite lava flows are common in the western part of the Range. The highest point is Mount Shaviklde (meaning "black cliff" in Georgian) at an elevation of 2,850 meters above sea level (9,348 ft.). The slopes of the Range are mainly covered by deciduous forests made up of oak, beech, and hornbeam. The western parts of Trialeti are covered by coniferous and mixed forests made up of fir, spruce, pine, beech, and oak.[2]

Village TrialetiEdit

Trialeti is also a village situated in the range, between Tsalka and Dmanisi, at 41°30′N 44°10′E / 41.500°N 44.167°E / 41.500; 44.167

 
Trialeti Range

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Trialetskiy Khrebet, Georgia Mindat.org
  2. ^ Georgian State (Soviet) Encyclopedia. 1984. Book 4. pp. 699–700.