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Banner o Poti ფოთი
Offeecial seal o Poti ფოთი
Poti ფოთი is locatit in Georgia (country)
Poti ფოთი
Location o Poti in Georgie
Coordinates: 42°09′0″N 41°40′0″E / 42.15000°N 41.66667°E / 42.15000; 41.66667
Kintra  Georgie
Mkhare Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
Established 7t century BC
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Tot 47,149
Time zone Georgie Time (UTC+4)
Wabsteid www.poti.ge [eng]

Poti (Georgie: ფოთი; Mingrelian: ფუთი; Laz: ფაში/Fashi; umwhile kent tae the Turks as Faş) is a port ceety in Georgie, locatit on the eastren Black Sea coast in the region o Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti in the wast o the kintra. Built near the steid o the auncient Greek colony o Phasis, the ceety haes acome a major port ceety an industrial center syne the early 20t century. It is an aw hame tae a main naval base an the headquarters o the Georgie navy.

Geography an climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Poti is situatit 312 kilometres (194 mi) wast o Georgie’s caipital, Tbilisi, in a mairshy delta creatit bi the major river o wastren Georgie, the Rioni, at its entrance intae the Black Sea. The ceety lees at an altitude o twa meters abuin sea level. A portion o Poti's environs recovered frae the marshes nou accommodate citrus plantation. The ceety is surroondit bi the Kolkheti Naitional Pairk. It is flanked bi the smaw river Kaparchina tae the sooth-east an Lake Paliastomi tae the sooth-wast. Some 5 kilometres (3 mi) tae the sooth is the veelage Maltaqva, a local beach resort. The ceety's climate is humid subtropical wi mild an warm winters an het simmers. The average annual temperatur is 14.1 °C; 2 °C in Januar, an 22.9 °C in Julie.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name Poti is apparently linked tae Phasis, but the etymology is a matter o a scholarly dispute. "Phasis" (Greek: Φάσις) is first recordit in Hesiod's Theogony (c. 700 BC) as a name o the river, no a toun. Syne Erich Diehl, 1938, first suggestit a non-Hellenic oreegin o the name an assertit that Phasis micht hae been a derivative o a local hydronym, several explanations hae been proposed, linkin the name tae the Georgie-Zan *Poti, Svan *Pasid, an even tae a Semitic wird, meanin "a gowd river."[1]

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Lordkipanidze (2000), pp. 11–12.

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