a balneotherapeutic and climatic health resort in the Georgian SSR. Located 55 km from Kutaisi on the northern slope of the Meskheti Ridge, Sairme is at an elevation of 915 m and in the gorge cut by the Tsablaristskali River. Summers are moderately warm, with an average July temperature of 17°C, and winters are mild, with an average January temperature of –1 °C. Precipitation totals 940 mm annually. Therapeutic facilities include mineral water from spring no. 1, which has a chemical composition of
This mineral water is used for drinking and bottling. Treatment is provided for diseases of the digestive and urinary organs and for metabolic disturbances. There is a sanatorium in Sairme.