Borjomi is a resort town in south-central Georgia with a population of 10,546. It is one of the districts of the Samtskhe-Javakheti region and is situated in the northwestern part of the region in the picturesque Borjomi Gorge on the eastern edge of the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. The town is famous for its mineral water industry which is number one export of Georgia, the Romanov summer palace in Likani, and the World Wide Fund for Nature-site Borjomi-kharagauli National Park. Borjomi mineral water is particularly well known in those countries which were part of former Soviet Union. Borjomi is home to the most extensive ecologically-themed amusement park in the Caucasus.
Borjomi-kharagauli National Park
The Borjomi-kharagauli National Park is a protected area in central Georgia, situated in the Lesser Caucasus, southwest to the nation’s capital of Tbilisi.
One of the largest national park in Georgia, it includes six administrative districts stretching from the resort of Borjomi to the town of Kharagauli. The park was founded in 1995 and officially inaugurated in 2001.
The Romanov’s Palace, which is referred to as Fourth Department, is dated from the nineteenth century. Once this was a place for wheat threshing. Mikhail Romanov’s son liked the area of Likani and decided to use it for his summer residence. During Soviet times a lot tourists from different countries visited the palace. It is interesting to note that Joseph Stalin had also rested here periodically.
According to the Georgian chronicles the city was established in the 19th century by Guaram Mampal, son of the king of Tao. From the 13th to the end of 14th centuries it was the capotal city of samtskhe_saatabago, ruled by the Georgian princely family and a ruling dynasty of the principality of Samtskhe, the house of Jaqeli.
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