Shavsheti Range

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Shavsheti Range

 

a mountain range in southwestern Transcaucasia, on the border of the Adzhar ASSR and Turkey. The range measures approximately 65 km in length and rises to a maximum elevation of 2,812 m at Mt. Kheva. Plateau-like surfaces predominate in the relief. The range is composed of volcanogenic flysch and sandstones. The slopes are covered with broad-leaved and fir-spruce forests with evergreen undergrowth. Subalpine meadows grow along the ridge.

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