Ozurgeti

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Ozurgeti
ოზურგეთი
Ozurgeti is located in Georgia (country)
Ozurgeti
ოზურგეთი
Location of Ozurgeti in Georgia
Coordinates: 41°56′0″N 41°59′0″E / 41.93333°N 41.98333°E / 41.93333; 41.98333Coordinates: 41°56′0″N 41°59′0″E / 41.93333°N 41.98333°E / 41.93333; 41.98333
Country Georgia
MkhareGuria
Population (2002)
 • Total21,009
Time zoneGeorgian Time (UTC+4)
 
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Ozurgeti
ოზურგეთი
Ozurgeti is located in Georgia (country)
Ozurgeti
ოზურგეთი
Location of Ozurgeti in Georgia
Coordinates: 41°56′0″N 41°59′0″E / 41.93333°N 41.98333°E / 41.93333; 41.98333Coordinates: 41°56′0″N 41°59′0″E / 41.93333°N 41.98333°E / 41.93333; 41.98333
Country Georgia
MkhareGuria
Population (2002)
 • Total21,009
Time zoneGeorgian Time (UTC+4)

Ozurgeti (Georgian: ოზურგეთი) is a town and the regional administrative centre of Western Georgian province of Guria, former Macharadze or Makharadze (named in honor of Filipp Makaradze). Population of Ozurgeti: 21,009. The major part of a town is located between Natanebi and Bjuji rivers.

Ozurgeti city center

Landmarks

The Soviet Neoclassical-style Ozurgeti Dramatic Theatre, the Ozurgeti History Museum, a park containing the city's newly-reconstructed church, and one of the few remaining busts of Stalin in Georgia surround a square in the city's southwest. There is also a plaza overlooked by a statue of a mermaid in the market district.

Honors

A minor planet 2139 Makharadze discovered in 1970 by Soviet astronomer Tamara Mikhailovna Smirnova is named after Makharadze city (twin city of Genichesk) in honor of the friendship of Georgian and Ukrainian peoples.[1]

References

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (5th ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. p. 173. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.