Gori (Georgie: გორი) is a ceety in eastren Georgie, which serves as the regional caipital o Shida Kartli an the centre o the homonymous admeenistrative destrict. The name is frae Georgie gora (გორა), that is, "heap", or "hill".[1] As o 2014, it haed a population o 48,143.

Gori
გორი
Georgian Orthodox Cathedral in Gori
Georgian Orthodox Cathedral in Gori
Banner o Gori გორი
Banner
Official seal of Gori გორი
Seal
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Coordinates: 41°58′0″N 44°06′0″E / 41.96667°N 44.10000°E / 41.96667; 44.10000
KintraGeorgie
RegionShida Kartli
Elevation
588 m (1,929 ft)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total48,143
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgie Time)
Websitehttp://www.gori-municipality.ge

Gori wis a important militar stranghauld in the Middle Ages an maintains a strategic importance due tae its location on the principal heich-gate connectin eastren an wastren pairts o Georgie. In the course o its history, Gori haes been invadit bi the airmies o regional pouers several times. The ceety wis occupeed bi Roushie troops durin the Roushie-Georgie War.

Gori is kent as the birthplace o the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin an ballistic missile designer Alexander Nadiradze an aw.

Geografie an climateEedit

Gori is locatit 76 kilometre (47 mi)* wast o Georgie's caipital Tbilisi, at the confluence o the rivers Mtkvari an Greater Liakhvi, 588 metre (1,929 ft)* abuin sea level. The climate is transitional frae moderately warm steppe tae moderately humid. Simmer is uisually hot. The average annual temperatur is 10.9 °C (51.6 °F), minimal in Januar (−1.2 °C (29.8 °F)*) an maximal in August (22.5 °C (72.5 °F)*). The maximum precipitation faws in Mey (76 mm (3.0 in)*) an minimum in August (34 mm (1.3 in)*) an Januar (30 mm (1.2 in)*).

ReferencesEedit

  1. E.M. Pospelov, Geograficheskie nazvaniya mira (Moscow, 1998), p. 121.

Freemit airtinsEedit

Coordinates: 41°58′N 44°06′E / 41.967°N 44.100°E / 41.967; 44.100