Vaneli (Georgian: ვანელი; Ossetian: Уанел) is a village in the Java District of South Ossetia[n 1] or Shida Kartli, Georgia. The village is the center of the eponymous community consisting of 12 villages. It is located on the right bank of Greater Liakhvi river, at an altitude of 1,310 m. Distance to the municipality center Java is 18 km.[1]

Ossetian: Уанел
Georgian: ვანელი
Vaneli is located in South Ossetia
Location of Vaneli in Georgia
Vaneli is located in Georgia
Vaneli (Georgia)
Coordinates: 42°27′49.5″N 44°03′40.1″E / 42.463750°N 44.061139°E / 42.463750; 44.061139Coordinates: 42°27′49.5″N 44°03′40.1″E / 42.463750°N 44.061139°E / 42.463750; 44.061139
Country Georgia
De facto stateSouth Ossetia[n 1]
MkhareShida Kartli
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)


  1. ^ a b 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.


  1. ^ Georgian Soviet Encyclopedia, v. IV, p. 290, Tbilisi, 1979.