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Imereti is a historic province in Western Georgia, situated along the middle and upper reaches of the Rioni river. It is bordered by Racha and Lechkhumi to the north, Kartli to the east, Samtskhe-Javakheti to the south, Guria and Samegrelo to the west. Location of Imereti within Georgia, from Estonian Wikipedia. ... The Rioni River is the principal river of western Georgia. ... Racha is a province in Western Georgia, which is bordered by the mountain-range of Greater Caucasus to the north and east, Imereti to the south, Lechkhumi and Svaneti to the west. ... Lechkhumi, also spelled Lecxumi (Georgian: ლეჩხუმი) is a historic province in northwestern Georgia which comprises the area along the middle basin of the Rioni and Tskhenistskali and also the Lajanuri river valley. ... Kartli is the largest and most populated province of Eastern Georgia. ... Samtskhe-Javakheti is a region in southern Georgia, whith Akhaltsikhe as its capital. ... Guria is a region in Georgia (Caucasus), in the western part of the country, bordered by the eastern end of the Black Sea. ... Samegrelo (Mingrelia) is a historic province in the western part of the republic of Georgia, formerly also known as Odishi. ...


The province's main city is Kutaisi; other urban industrial centers include Samtredia, Chiatura (manganese production centre), Tkibuli (coal mining centre), Zestaponi (known for metals production), Khoni, and Sachkhere. Traditionally, Imereti is an agricultural region, known for its mulberries and grapes. Kutaisi (Georgian: ; ancient names: Aea/Aia, Kutatisi, Kutaïssi ) is Georgias second largest city in the western province of Imereti. ... Samtredia was at first (in the second half of 19th century) a major rail junction in the Western Georgian region of Imereti. ... Chiatura is a city in Imereti region of Western Georgia. ... Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (strip mining). ... Zestaponi is a town in Western Georgian region of Imereti. ... Khoni is a town in the Western Georgian province of Imereti. ... Sachkhere is a village at the northern edge of the Imereti region in Western Georgia. ... Species See text Mulberry (Morus) is a genus of 10–16 species of deciduous trees native to warm temperate and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa and North America, with the majority of the species native to Asia. ... Species Vitis acerifolia Vitis aestivalis Vitis amurensis Vitis arizonica Vitis x bourquina Vitis californica Vitis x champinii Vitis cinerea Vitis x doaniana Vitis girdiana Vitis labrusca Vitis x labruscana Vitis monticola Vitis mustangensis Vitis x novae-angliae Vitis palmata Vitis riparia Vitis rotundifolia Vitis rupestris Vitis shuttleworthii Vitis tiliifolia Vitis...


Main article: Kingdom of Imereti The Kingdom of Imereti was established in 1455 by a member of the house of Bagration when the Kingdom of Georgia was dissolved into rival kingdoms. ...


The 800,000 Imeretians speak a Georgian dialect; they are one of the local culture-groups of the ethnically subdivided Georgian people. In late antiquity and early Middle Ages the ancient western Georgian kingdom of Egrisi existed on the territory of Imereti. Its king declared Christianity as an official religion of Egrisi in 523 AD. In 975-1466 Imereti was part of the united Georgian Kingdom. Since its disintegration in the 15th century, Imereti was an independent kingdom. In the 17th-18th centuries the kingdom of Imereti suffered frequent invasions by the Turks and recognized to patronage of Ottoman Empire until 1810, when it was occupied and annexed by the Tsarist Russian Empire. The last King of Imereti was Solomon II (1789-1810). In 1918-1921 Imereti was part of the independent Democratic Republic of Georgia, in 1922-1936 part of the Transcaucasian Federative Soviet Socialist Republic and in 1936-1991 part of the Georgian SSR. Since Georgian independence in 1991 Imereti has been a region in the Republic of Georgia and Kutaisi is the regional capital. The Georgians (ქართველი ერი (Kartveli Eri) or ქართველები (Kartvelebi) in the Georgian language) are a nation or an ethnic group, originating in the Caucasus. ... It has been suggested that Greco-Roman be merged into this article or section. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Egrisi (or Kolkheti) known to the ancient Greeks and Romans as Lazica was a kingdom in the western part of Georgia, which flourished between the 6th century BC and the 7th century AD. It covered the territory of the former kingdom Kolkha (Colchis) and the territory of modern Abkhazia. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... { ... Events Coronation of King Edward the Martyr Births Deaths July 8 Edgar of England Categories: 975 ... Events Chimú Empire conquered by troops of the Inca End of term for Regent of Sweden Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Imperial motto (Ottoman Turkish) Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (the Eternal State) The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital Bursa (1335 - 1365), Edirne (1365-1453), Ä°stanbul (1453-1922) Imperial anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Sovereigns Padishah of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Imperial Russia is the term used to cover the period of Russian history from the expansion of Russia under Peter the Great, through the expansion of the Russian Empire from the Baltic to the Pacific Ocean, to the deposal of Nicholas II of Russia, the last tsar, at the start... 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Democratic Republic of Georgia (DRG. საქართველოს დემოკრატიული რესპუბლიკა (Sakartvelos Demokratiuli Respublika) in Georgian, 1918-1921) was the first modern establishment of a Republic of Georgia. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Transcaucasian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic was a short-lived (1922-1936) Soviet republic, consisting of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, which were traditionally known as the Transcaucasian Republics in the Soviet Union. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State motto: პროლეტარ ყველა ქვეყნისა, შეერთდით! Official language Georgian since 1978 Capital Tbilisi Chairman of the Supreme Council Zviad Gamsakhurdia (at independence) Established In the USSR:  - Since  - Until February 25, 1921 December 30, 1922 April 9, 1991 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th in former Soviet Union 69,700 km² -- Population  - Total (1989)  - Density Ranked...



Subdivisions of Georgia
Autonomous Republics: Abkhazia | Ajaria
Regions: Guria | Imereti | Kakheti | Kvemo Kartli | Mtskheta-Mtianeti | Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti | Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti | Samtskhe-Javakheti | Shida Kartli | Tbilisi

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Imereti Province (Georgian: იმერეთი მხარე Imereti Mxare) is a province in Georgia situated along the middle and upper reaches of the Rioni river.
Traditionally, Imereti is an agricultural region, known for its mulberries and grapes.
In the 17th-18th centuries the kingdom of Imereti suffered frequent invasions by the Turks and recognized to patronage of Ottoman Empire until 1810, when it was occupied and annexed by the Tsarist Russian Empire.
Imereti (123 words)
Imereti: A historic province in western Georgia, situated along the middle and upper reaches of the Rioni[?] River.
Traditionally, Imereti is an agricultural region, known for its mulberries and grapes.
Though they were probably among the earliest inhabitants of the Caucasus, they first emerged as a distinct entity in 1442, when Alexander of Georgia[?] divided his realm between his three sons: one son received Imereti as his kingdom.
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