Shiraki Steppe

Shiraki Steppe

 

an upland in the southeastern part of the interfluve of the Iori and Alazani rivers of the Kura River basin in the eastern part of the Georgian SSR. The steppe has elevations to 865 m. It consists principally of chernozem beard-grass and feather-grass steppes and, in light forests and arid thin forests, secondary beard-grass steppes with cinnamon-colored and mountain cinnamon-colored soils. Livestock is grazed on the steppe in the winter. Grain crops are cultivated. The region has petroleum deposits.

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