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Country  Georgia (country)
Mkhare Shida Kartli
Elevation 620 m (2,030 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 6,654
Time zone Georgian Time (UTC+4)

Kareli (Georgian: ქარელი) is a town in Shida Kartli, Georgia, located on the right bank of the Mtkvari, 94 km west of the country's capital of Tbilisi.


Kareli is first mentioned as a village in the 1715 documents. It was a property of the Tsitsishvili noble family. It acquired the status of a town under the Soviet government in 1981. Since 1939, it has been an administrative center of the homonymous district. As of the 2014 census, Kareli had a population of 6,654.

Kareli has a humid subtropical climate with moderately cold winters and long warm summers. The town’s environs are a home to several architectural monuments of medieval Georgia such as the churches of Zghuderi, Samtsevrisi, Ruisi, and Kintsvisi, and the fortress of Ortubani (Dzama).

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