Imereti is a western Georgian region, where the witty and optimistic people, the Imeretians, live. Khachapuri (cheese pie), a staple of Georgian cuisine somewhat similar to an Italian pizza, is very tasty.
Imereti is divided into Zemo (upper) and Kvemo (lower) Imereti. It borders the Likhi Mountain Range to the North, Tskhenistskali River to the west, the Caucasus Mountains to the north and the Meskheti or Persati Mountains to the south.
Kutaisi is the administrative centre of the region.
Imereti consists of 12 administrative districts: Kutaisi (city), Tkibuli, Tskaltubo, Chiatura, Baghdati, Vani, Zestaponi, Terjola, Samtredia, Sachkhere, Kharagauli, Khoni.
There are 542 settlements in the region of which:
10 cities – Kutaisi, Tkibuli, Tskaltubo, Chiatura, Baghdati, Vani, Zestaponi, Terjola, Samtredia, Sachkhere, and Khoni;
3 towns – Shorapani, Kulashi and Kharagauli;
MAIN PLACES OF TOURIST INTEREST ARE:
Ruins of the ancient town of Vani