Dzhavakheti

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Dzhavakheti

 

(Kechut or Mokryi Mountains), a mountain range in the Georgian and Armenian SSR’s. Length, about 50 km; maximum height, 3,196 m, at Mt. Achkasar.

The Dzhavakheti Range is formed mainly of trachytic lavas. The mountains are situated in the path of moist air masses coming from the west, which means that the slopes receive a great deal of rainfall (hence the name Mokryi [Wet]). The slopes have mountain steppes and subalpine and alpine meadows.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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As for the Armenians, Georgians and Armenians have been rivals in many spheres for centuries, and the predominantly Armenian-populated district of Dzhavakheti in south-western Georgia looks more to Yerevan than to Tbilisi: Armenian is spoken, and the Armenian flag is flown.