Kutaisi (Georgian: ქუთაისი) is the second most populous city in Georgia after Tbilisi. Located in the western region of Imereti, it covers 70 sq km (27 sq mi) and has a population of 193,000 people (2011 estimate).
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More on KutaisiKutaisi straddles the Rioni River about 221 km to the west of Tbilisi. It experiences a humid subtropical climate. The warmest month here is July, with average high temperature of 23.2°C, while coldest month is January, with average low temperature of 5.3°C. The city gets heavy snow in winter, while rain occurs around the year.
Kutaisi was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Colchis, which existed from the 6th to the 1st century BC as the forerunner of the Georgian nation. There is a belief among historians that the Jason and the Argonauts from Greek mythology was journeying towards Kutaisi as their final destination.
Gelati Monastery, Kutaisi
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Kutaisi became part of the united Kingdom of Georgia from AD 978 to 1122, but when the kingdom was dissolved, became the capital of the Kingdom of Imereti from 1455 until 1810, when the Russo-Turkish war led to its annexation into the Russian Empire.
Today Kutaisi is one of the education and scientific centers of Georgia. It also has numerous well-preserved historic buildings from its long history.
Visiting KutaisiYou can go to Kutaisi by train from Tbilisi. The journey takes about six hours.
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