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Kvaisa in Georgia
Kvaisa is located in South Ossetia
Kvaisa in South Ossetia

Kvaisi or Kvaisa (Oni district of the Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region of Georgia.

First city major - Chermen Gagiev (Russian: Чермен Гагиев). Now city major - Inal Zaharovich Ostaev (Russian: Инал Захарович Остаев).[2]

Settlement is located on the river Dzhedzhora (which is a tributary of Rioni river) on the slopes if Racha mountain ridge, 60 km north-west of Tskhinvali and 20 km from Oni.

Lead and zinc deposits are located near the city and in the Soviet times an ore mining and processing enterprise and hydroelectric power station worked in the region.

Kvaisa twin city is Tomilino (since 2007).

The town suffered significantly in the 7–8 September 2009 earthquake and around 80 local families remained homeless in late September.[3]


  1. ^ City status granted to the city of Kvaisa, State Committee on the Information and Press of the Republic of South Ossetia (Russian)
  2. ^ «Мэром города Квайса назначен Инал Остаев» (Russian) (20.02.2009) - OSinform
  3. ^ (Russian) Пострадавших от землетрясения в Южной Осетии хотят поселить в вагонах. Rosbalt. 23 September 2009

External links

  • Official site of the city administration (Russian)
  • RSO Government working group visited Kvaisa, 11.04.2008
  • (Russian) Kvaisi in BSE, the Big Soviet Encyclopedia
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