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Rustavi (Georgie: რუსთავი) is a ceety in the sootheast of Georgie, in the province o Kvemo Kartli, situatit 25 km (15.53 mi) sootheast o the caipital Tbilisi. It stands on the Mtkvari River at 41°32′N 45°00′E / 41.533°N 45.000°E / 41.533; 45.000. It haes a population o 116,384 (2002 census) an is dominatit bi the Rustavi Metallurgical Plant.

The history o Rustavi haes twa phases: an early history frae ancient times till the ceety wis destroyed in the 13t century, an modren history frae the Soviet era tae the present.