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Gurie Region

გურიის მხარე

Guriis Mkhare
Kintra Georgie
 • GovrenorGiorgi Urushadze
 • Total2033 km2 (785 sq mi)
 • Total113,350
 • Density56/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4
ISO 3166 codeGE-GU

Gurie (Georgie: გურია) is a region (mkhare) in Georgie, in the wastren pairt o the kintra, bordered bi the eastren end o the Black Sea. The region haes a population o 113,350 (2014)[1] an Ozurgeti is a regional caipital.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Guria is bordered bi Samegrelo tae the north-wast, Imereti tae the north, Samtskhe-Javakheti tae the east, Ajaria tae the sooth, an the Black Sea tae the wast. The province haes an aurie o 2,033 km².

Guria is traversed bi the northeasterly line o equal latitude an langitude.

Guria consists o three admeenistrative destricts:

Oreegin o the name "Guria"[eedit | eedit soorce]

As for the etymology o the name o Guria, some say that the ruit o the wird refers tae restlessness an the wird shoud mean “the land o the restless” an mey be associatit wi events durin the aicht an nint centuries when “Leon became the Keeng o Abkhazeti, Guruls refused tae obey the ruler o Odzrakho, ceased their vassal relations wi Adarnase an Ashot Bagrationi an unitit wi Leon” as it wis describit in Vakhushti Bagrationi’s historical wirks o the aichteent century.

Accordin tae a later explanation, in the times o Georgie’s prosperity, when its borders stretched frae “Nikopsia tae Daruband”, Gurie wis situatit in the hert o the Georgie territory. The linguistic evidence for the abuin hypothesis is the Megrelian for “heart” – “guri”.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Subtropic fermin an tourism is a mainstay o the region’s economy. Watter is ane o the Gurie’s main assets. The province is famous for the mineral watter o Nabeglavi, which is seemilar tae Borjomi in its chemical composition an the Black Sea heal resort o Ureki rich in magnetic sand. Guria is an aw ane o the lairgest tea growin regions in Georgie. [1] Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gurians (Gurulebi) are ethnic Georgies who speak a local dialect o the Georgie leid.

Notables[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "მოსახლეობის საყოველთაო აღწერა 2014". საქართველოს სტატისტიკის ეროვნული სამსახური. ნოემბერი 2014. Retrieved 26 ივლისი 2016. Check date values in: |accessdate= and |date= (help)

Coordinates: 41°58′N 42°12′E / 41.967°N 42.200°E / 41.967; 42.200