The city of Batumi is located on the southeastern shore of the Black Sea 370 km from Tbilisi. The city is stretched from the north-east to the south-west about 7 kilometers.

Foundation Date
7th century BC

Current Condition
Batumi, with the population of 180 000, is the administrative, economic, and cultural centre of Adjara Autonomous Republic. It is the seat of the government and parliament of the Autonomous Republic and of the Constitutional Court of Georgia (since 2007). The city is house to several museums and high schools including Shota Rustaveli State University and Batumi State Maritime Academy. Batumi is the main land and marine gateway to Georgia with its largest sea port and railway chain. It lies on the European route E70. Batumi International Airport was opened in 2007. The city has numerous hotels, restaurants, casinos, and tourist attractions. Also, it is a popular seaside resort. Its famous seaside park is 12 km in length. In the historic centre of Batumi, there are many late nineteenth and early twentieth-century houses. Soviet period also left significant imprint on the architecture of the city. In recent years, Batumi’s skyline has been transformed with remarkable buildings including Radisson Blu Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Public Service Hall, and Alphabet Tower. Since 2007, every summer Batumi hosts the Black Sea Jazz Festival.

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