სამეგრელო

Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Mkhare


The Mkhare სამეგრელო (Samegrelo) is located in western Georgia and borders the Black Sea. The population is mostl Georgian, more than 99%. There minorities of Russians, Ukrainians, Armenians, Abkhazians and Greeks. Among the Georgians there are the Mingrels which have their own language called Mingrelian and the Svans, speaking Svan.

The province extents from the sea to the border in the Kaukasus, so the geology is quite complicated. There are numerous valley draining from the mountains to the sea, forming impressive gorges and waterfalls. There are also numerous limestone karst areas with caves. So far there is no show cave, although two caves have lately been explored and surveyed to check their suitability for a development. But there is at least a river gorge which is used for tourist tours.