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Shida Kartli
შიდა ქართლი
Mkhare (region)
Overlapping borders of Shida Kartli region and South Ossetia
Overlapping borders of Shida Kartli region and South Ossetia
Country  Georgia
Area
 • Total 5,729 km2 (2,212 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)
 • Total 264,633; (est. 300,382)
Time zone Georgian Time (UTC+4)
ISO 3166 code GE-SK
Without Russian occupied part of Shida Kartli.

Shida Kartli is a region in Georgia. The capital city is Gori. Part of the region is under South Ossetian control.

It is in a lowland between the Greater and Lesser Caucasus. The Ksani River is in the east.

Shida Kartli is divided into the city of Gori, and 6 municipalities. The municipalities are:

  • Kaspi
  • Kareli
  • Khashuri
  • Eredvi (in South Ossetia)
  • Tighva (in South Ossetia)
  • Kurta (in South Ossetia)


Coordinates: 42°11′N 44°00′E / 42.183°N 44°E / 42.183; 44

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