Marneuli Municipality

Marneuli District on the map of Georgia

Marneuli (Georgian: მარნეულის მუნიციპალიტეტი - Marneulis Municiṕaliťeťi) is a district of Georgia, in the region of Kvemo Kartli. Its main town is Marneuli.


Marneuli District is situated in south-east part of country near to border with Azerbaijan and Armenia. Area of district amounts 935 km².[1] Most part of its territory is located in Marneuli lowland (between 350–600 meters above sea level). Highest point is Garadagh mount (1416 m.)

Administrative division

Marneuli District consists of 2 city (Marneuli and Shulaveri) and 72 villages. Largest villages are Sadakhlo and Kizilajlo. In 51 villages predominate ethnic Azeris, in 11 – Armenians, in 8 – Georgians and in 1 – Greeks.[2]


According to Georgian Statistics Department at the beginning of 2009 population of Marneuli District was 123.5th. or 2,8% of total population of Georgia. 49,4% of inhabitants are males, 50,6% females.[3] In accordance with population census in 2002 Azeris have been predominating with 83.1% at the ethnic structure of inhabitants. Georgians was 8% and Armenians 7.9%.[4]


After the collapse of Soviet Union economy of Marneuli broke down in ways similar to other regions of country. Soviet economic policies employed people in industries that could not survive competition in a free market and encouraged industrialization in areas where it did not belong. The Marneuli area is littered with polluted and abandoned factories that are the remnants of Soviet economic policy. At present Marneuli is known as agricultural region. In 2006 Marneuli owned share 78% of tobacco, 11% of vegetables and 4% of meat production around the Georgia.[5] The largest employer in the Marneuli area is the Marneuli Food Company which bottles and sells items like pickles and ketchup.


At present in Marneuli it is functioning 87 state and 1 non-state secondary school, 4 college, 4 high education enterprises (university), 67 libraries, 2 theaters, 2 museums and 1 TV.[6]


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Coordinates: 41°27′49″N 44°48′39″E / 41.46361°N 44.81083°E / 41.46361; 44.81083

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