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Country Georgia
Region Imereti
District Baghdati
Elevation 250 m (820 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 4,800
Time zone Georgian Time (UTC+4)
Climate Cfa

Baghdati (Khanistsqali, a tributary of the Rioni.


  • Geography 1
    • Climate 1.1
  • History 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Economy 4
  • Culture 5
  • Notable people 6
  • References 7
    • Notes 7.1
    • Sources 7.2


The town is located at the edge of the Ajameti forest on the left bank of the Khanistsqali River, about 170 kilometres (110 mi) west-northwest of Tbilisi and 25 kilometres (16 mi) south-southeast of Kutaisi.


The climate of Baghdati can be classified as moderately humid subtropical (Köppen climate classification Cfa).


Baghdati is one of the oldest villages in the historical Imereti region. Its name shares the same origins as the name of the capital of

  • Е. М. Поспелов (Ye. M. Pospelov). "Имена городов: вчера и сегодня (1917–1992). Топонимический словарь." (City Names: Yesterday and Today (1917–1992). Toponymic Dictionary.) Москва, "Русские словари", 1993.


  1. ^ a b c Statistical Yearbook of Georgia 2009 (ZIP).
  2. ^ a b c Pospelov, p. 30


A church in Baghdati


Notable people

Baghdati has the Vladimir Mayakovsky Museum and a National Theatre.


In Baghdati there is a furniture factory and companies in the food industry (canned food, wine). The nearest railway stations are located in Rioni and Kutaisi.


Note: Census data 1959–2002, 2009.[1]
Year Population
1959 4586
1970 4609
1979 4831
1989 5465
2002 4714
2009 4800


[2] In 1991, slightly modified original name was restored.[2] In 1981, Mayakovsky was granted town status.[2] who was born here in 1893.Vladimir Mayakovsky), after the poet Маяковский: Russian; მაიაკოვსკი

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