Tetritskaro, also known as White Water in translation, resides within the Kvemo (Lower) Kartli region. Perched on the slopes of the Gomeri Ridge at an altitude of 1180 meters, it hugs the left bank of the Chivchavi River. Formerly named Aghbulaghi until 1940, Tetritskaro, with a population of 3093 as of 2014, emerged in place of the historical village Garisi and earned its town status in 1966.
The municipality's main river, the Tetritskaro, hosts the Algeti water reservoir near Tbisi village, spanning 3.7 kilometers in length and 0.4 kilometers in width. Established in 1965 to safeguard the Caucasian Spruce and Nordmann Fir, the Algeti State Reserve transitioned into the Algeti National Park in 2007.
Beyond its captivating natural scenery, Tetritskaro boasts numerous monasteries and castles:
Birtvisi Canyon, a hidden gem within Trialeti National Park, offers a picturesque trekking trail encompassing stunning landscapes and a historical fort.
The ruins of the medieval fortress Birtvisi lie close to Algeti National Park, mentioned in historical documents from the 11th century, providing an ideal one-day hiking destination.
Partskhisi Castle, situated on a hill along the Algeti River, stands as a relic from the 11th century, with only ruins remaining today.
Nadarbazevi Palace, dating back to the 9th-10th centuries, served as a summer residence, showcasing the remains of the palace and accompanying structures.
Khuluti Castle, an 18th-century construction boasting defensive walls, towers, and a strategic vantage overlooking the river Khrami, accessible through a tunnel.
Pitareti Monastery Complex, founded in the 13th century, encompasses a monastery, bell tower, wine cellar, defensive wall, and various buildings.
Manglisi Cathedral, erected in the 6th-7th century atop a site originally from the 4th century, stands as a testament to ancient architectural prowess.
Gudarekhi Monastery, dating back to the 13th century, represents a historical and cultural landmark.
The ruined fortified city of Samshvde, situated near the village Samshvilde, once an industrial hub during medieval times, boasts St. George Church, Palata Church, numerous castles, churches, and residential structures.
Tetritskaro Museum, established in 1975, houses approximately 11,000 archaeological and ethnographic artifacts.
The town's economy predominantly revolves around agriculture, particularly animal husbandry. Notably, Tetritskaro is intersected by significant transportation routes like the Marabda-Akhalkalaki Railway Line, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, and the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway inaugurated in 2017, enhancing connectivity in the region.
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