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Title: Ushguli  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Svaneti, Svan language, Jvari (town), Keda, Georgia, Martvili
Collection: Populated Places in Georgia (Country), Svaneti, World Heritage Sites in Georgia (Country)
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Ushguli (

  • Ushguli – Svanetia
  • Ski – Svaneti Project
  • "Georgia's polyphonic singers take to the hills".  

External links

  1. ^ Svaneti and Its Inhabitants, Roland Topchishvili
  2. ^ World Heritage List - Upper Svaneti, 1993-10-28


The Mikhail Kalatozov documentary Salt for Svanetia was filmed in Ushguli.

Typical Svaneti protective towers are found throughout the village. The Ushguli Chapel located on a hilltop near the village dates back to the 12th century.

It is located at the foot of Shkhara, one of the highest Caucasian summits. About 70 families (about 200 people) live in the area, enough to support a small school. The area is snow-covered for 6 months of the year, and often the road to Mestia is impassable.

Altitude is 2,410 metres (7,910 ft).

The Ushguli villages contain buildings that are part of the UNESCO Heritage site of Upper Svaneti.[2]

). მურყმელი  Murqmeli (
);ჩაჟაში  Chazhashi or Chajashi (
);ჩვიბიანი  Chvibiani or Chubiani (
) some 2,100 metres (6,900 ft) above sea level;ჟიბიანი  Zhibiani (


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