Shida Kartli

Shida Kartli
შიდა ქართლი
Mkhare (region)

The overlapping borders of the de jure Shida Kartli region and the de facto South Ossetia.
Country  Georgia
Seat Gori
Subdivisions 1 self-governing city
5 municipalities
  Governor Zurab Rusishvili
  Total 5,729 km2 (2,212 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)
  Total 264,633
  Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code GE-SK

Shida Kartli (Georgian: შიდა ქართლი, [ʃidɑ kʰɑrtʰli]) is a region (Mkhare) in Georgia. It consists of the following districts: Gori, Kaspi, Kareli, Java, Khashuri; and one self-governing city, Gori.

The northern part of the region, namely Java, and northern territories of Kareli and Gori, (total area of 1,393 km²) have been controlled by the authorities of the self-proclaimed Republic of South Ossetia since 1992.

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    Coordinates: 42°11′N 44°00′E / 42.183°N 44.000°E / 42.183; 44.000

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