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Merab Kostava street, Ambrolauri
Merab Kostava street, Ambrolauri
Location of Ambrolauri in Georgia
Country  Georgia
Mkhare Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti
 • Total 1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Elevation 550 m (1,800 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 2,600
Time zone Georgian Time (UTC+4)
Post code 0400
Area code(s) +995 439
Website Ambrolauri City Hall

Ambrolauri (Rioni river, at the elevation of 550 m above sea level. It is a self-governing city.[1] At the same time, the city serves as the seat of the Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti regional administration and of the Ambrolauri Municipality. According to the 2012 census, the city had a population of 2,600. Its area is 1.6 km2.[2]

Ambrolauri is first recorded in the 17th century as a place, where one of the palaces of the municipal government in 2014.


The territory of Ambrolauri has not been systematically studied archaeologically. The Prince Vakhushti, writing c. 1745, mention a royal castle at Ambrolauri, where the Krikhula River becomes a tributary of the Rioni. Only insignificant ruins of that palace have survived. The name of the city may have been derived from the surname Amarolisdze, while the settlement could have earlier been known as Metekhara, a toponym recorded in the 11th-century charter to the Nikortsminda Cathedral.[3]

In 1769, the Imeretian king Ambrolauri Municipality, which is an independent self-governing community.[8]

Mayors of Ambrolauri
Name Party Years
Rati Namgaladze, b. 1965 Georgian Dream 2014 –


Ambrolauri is home to the Museum of Fine Arts,[9] and a theatre. The environs of Ambrolauri are known for a richness in historical monuments such as the churches of Barakoni and Nikortsminda. A recreational zone is being developed at Shaori Lake, south of Ambrolauri.[10]


  1. ^ "ქალაქ ამბროლაურის მუნიციპალიტეტი [Municipality of the City of Ambrolauri]". მუნიციპალიტეტების რეესტრი [Registry of Municipalities] (in Georgian). National Agency of Civil Registry. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "თვითმმართველი ქალაქები [Self-governing cities]". National Association of Local Self-Governments of Georgia. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Gamkrelidze, Gela; et al., eds. (2013). "ამბროლაური (Ambrolauri)". ქართლის ცხოვრების ტოპოარქეოლოგიური ლექსიკონი [A Topoarchaeological dictionary of Kartlis tskhovreba (The history of Georgia)] (PDF) (in Georgian) (1st ed.). Tbilisi: Center of Archaeology, National Museum of Georgia. p. 30.  
  4. ^ Pospelov, Yevgeny (1993). Имена городов: вчера и сегодня (1917–1992). Топонимический словарь [City Names: Yesterday and Today (1917–1992). Toponymic Dictionary] (in Russian). Moscow: Russkiye slovari. p. 27. 
  5. ^ "Амбролаури [Ambrolauri]". Большая советская энциклопедия [Great Soviet Encyclopaedia] (in Russian) (3rd ed.). Moscow: Sovetskaya entsiklopediya. 1978. 
  6. ^ "Final Results of the Election Day according to ISFED Data". International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  7. ^ ადგილობრივი თვითმმართველობის კოდექსი [Code of Local Self-Government], Organic law No. 1958-IIს of 5 February 2014 (in Georgian). Retrieved on 9 July 2015.
  8. ^ Article 2, საქართველოს პარლამენტის დადგენილება მუნიციპალიტეტების გაყოფისა და თვითმმართველი თემების − მუნიციპალიტეტების შექმნის შესახებ [On division of municipalities and creation of self-governing communities], Resolution of the Parliament of Georgia No. N2205-IIს of 4 April 2014 (in Georgian). Retrieved on 9 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Ambrolauri Fine Art Museum". Georgian Museums. Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia, ICOM National Committee in Georgia, Georgian Museums Association, Culturological Research Association. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Moscow-based Georgian Businessman to Build a Hotel on the Shaori Lake". Caucasus Business Week. 14 April 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 

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Ambrolauri is a self-governing city with its own municipal governance—a representative council (


The city was damaged in the directly elected its first ever mayor.[6]

After the raion) in 1930 and acquired the city status in 1966. In 1934, Ambrolauri was renamed into Enukidze after the Soviet statesman Avel Yenukidze, on whose execution in 1937, the city's old name was restored.[4] In 1968, Ambrolauri had a population of 4,400.[5]


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