Tarkhnishvili, David and Gavashelishvili, Alexander and Ginosyan, Otari and Ginosyan, Norik and Darchiashvili, Giorgi and Janashia, Nana and Javakhishvili, Zurab and Kandaurov, Andrei and Markosyan, M and Macharashvili, Irakli (1999) LAND USE AND LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION IN SOUTHERN GEORGIA. Project Report. unpublished, Research Support Scheme reports. (Unpublished)

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The region of Javakheti in southern Georgia, at the border with Armenia and Turkey, belongs administratively to the province of Samtckhe-Javakheti and covers two administrative districts: Ninotsminda and Akhalkalaki (Map 1, Map 2). The entire area of the region comprises 2589 km² (ca. 3.8 % of the country‟s area), the entire population – 102,400 persons (1.9 % of the county‟s population)[The entire statistical data presented here was obtained within the framework of the present project. Other existing statistical sources (TM, 1994; Guretski, 1998) were used in order to adjust some important figures, including the total area of the district and population size]. The region lies in treeless mountain plateau with an average elevation ca. 2000 m, which represents the northern edge of volcanic uplands spreading through the western Armenia, eastern and central Turkey and southern Georgia. From the north, the region borders Borjomi district; from the west – Aspindza district; from the east – Tsalka and Dmanisi districts of Georgia; from the south, the region borders Turkey and Armenia. Javakheti has 99 settlements – villages and two towns – with population size varying between 80 and 15,000. The largest town (and an unofficial centre) is town Akhalkalaki (15,000) in its central part, in valley of the river Paravani. The region has over 100 natural lakes, mostly of volcanic origin, six of that have surface exceeding 5 km².

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Q Science > Conservation Biology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Q Science > QL Zoology
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: Institutes > Institute of Ecology
Depositing User: Prof. David Tarkhnishvili
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2014 09:56
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2014 09:56

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