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Guria (Georgian: გურია) is a region (mkhare) in Georgia, in the western part of the country, Guria shares a border with Samegrelo to the north, Imereti to the east, Samtskhe-Javakheti in the southeast, Adjara to the south and the Black sea on the west. Gurian villages are characterized by a special charm and color.
This small region of Georgia is rich both in politicians, and in polyphonic Gurian songs. The Gurian song, “Krimanchuli” is the highest pitch in the unique and complex polyphonic songs of Guria, which consistently dazzle and fascinate the world. Guria is plentiful in nuts, citrus fruit and tea. And, as is the case all over Georgia, guests are greeted with open arms and generous tables. Ureki, a famous Black Sea resort, is known for its medicinal magnetic sands for treating children’s physical ailments.
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
Ozurgeti is the administrative center of the region.
Guria consists of 3 administrative districts: Lanchkhuti, Ozurgeti, Chokhatauri.
There are 193 settlements in the region of which:
2 cities – Lanchkhuti and Ozurgeti;
5 towns – Laitauri, Naruja, Ureki, Chokhatauri, Nasakirali;
186 villages.

PLACES OF TOURIST INTEREST:
Shemokmedi monastery
Likhauri church
Jumati monastery
Shekvetili Park
Ureki

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