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Bediani

Bediani
ბედიანი
Bedianiბედიანი
Bediani
ბედიანი
Coordinates:
Country  Georgia
Mkhare Kvemo Kartli
Municipality Tsalka

Bediani (Tsalka Municipality, on the right bank of the Khrami River, at approx. 850 m above sea level.

Contents

  • Location and natural conditions 1
  • History 2
  • Inhabitants 3
  • Resources 4

Location and natural conditions

Bediani Borough is situated in the narrow gorge of the river Khrami and stretches from Northwest to Southeast. The climate of Bediani has quite cold winters (temperatures sometimes fall to -20 degrees Celsius in January) and relatively hot summers. Bediani and its surroundings are mostly covered with forests of oak, nut, hornbeam, pine and birch. There are a lot of different wild fruits; there is also an evergreen pine in the high zone of the forest. There are also rich fauna in the area, including roe deer, wild boar, hares, foxes, hedgehogs, bears, wolves, and lynx. It is too important the recreational potential of Bediani and its surroundings, which is created by the magnificent natural landscape and lots of historical monuments. Bediani is app. 30 km. far from municipality centre (Tsalka) and town Tetritskaro.

History

The early occupation of Bediani was solely monastic, with a number of Young Pioneer camps on the territory of the borough community: one at Khramhes 2 (Chatakvi); and one on the territory of the village of Pantiani that received hundreds of visitors every year.

The economical and political crises of the country at the end of the 1980s and in the beginning of the 1990s had a pronounced effect on Bediani life, and the number of inhabitants dropped dramatically.

Inhabitants

The majority (90%) of Bediani inhabitants were family surroundings that contribute to the child’s normal development. Nowadays there are app. 200 inhabitants in the borough.

Resources

  • Charity and Education Centre - Bediani
  • Summer camp in bediani, 2005 video

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