Colchian Plain

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Coordinates: 42 ° 15 '35.7 "  N , 42 ° 27' 11.9"  E

Relief Map: Georgia
Colchian Plain

The Colchian Plain is located in western Transcaucasia on the territory of Georgia .

The Colchis Plain stretches between the Black Sea coast in the west, the mountains of the Greater Caucasus in the northeast and those of the Lesser Caucasus in the south. It extends along the Black Sea coast from Sukhumi in the north to Kobuleti in the south. In the western part of the Colchian Lowland rises slightly above the sea level, while a height of 100 in the eastern part of 150  m reached. The lowlands are characterized by alluvial soils and synclinal trough structures. There are oil and gas deposits . In addition, there are several thermal and mineral springs in the Colchian Plain (e.g. near Zqaltubo ). The climate is subtropical, humid and warm with mild winters. The annual precipitation is usually 1500 mm. Average temperatures in January are between 4.5 and 6 ° C and in August between 23 and 24 ° C. The most important rivers of the Colchian Plain are the Rioni and Enguri . Lake Paliastomi is located on the coast near the port city of Poti .

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e Article Colchian Plain in the Great Soviet Encyclopedia (BSE) , 3rd edition 1969–1978 (Russian)http: //vorlage_gse.test/1%3D063060~2a%3D~2b%3DKolchische%20Tiefhöhe