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Aragvi

 

a river in eastern Georgia; left tributary of the Kura. Formed near the settlement of Pasanauri by the confluence of the Belaia and the Chernaia Aragvi rivers, which rise on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus. Length, 66 km; basin area, 2,740 sq km. Fed by a mixture of sources. It is used for irrigation. The Georgian Military Road runs along the river valley. The city of Mtskheta is located on the Aragvi at its confluence with the Kura.

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A short drive north of the capital at the confluence of the Aragvi river brings one to Mtskheta, the spiritual heart of Georgia since Christianity was established.
On top of the mountain at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, we stopped along the way to visit the Jvari Monastery (6th century).