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Svaneti photograph by Rui Dai Georgia

Svaneti
a beautiful photograph by

Rui Dai

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Country : Georgia
Area : Svaneti

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It was taken from a small plane in upper Svaneti region in Georgia (the country), while flying from Tblisi to Mestia. The flight went along the valleys of the gorgeous Caucasian mountains in Northern Georgia.



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Svaneti

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svaneti

Svaneti or Svanetia (Suania in ancient sources) (Georgian: სვანეთი Svaneti) is a historic province in Georgia, in the northwestern part of the country. It is inhabited by the Svans, an ethnic subgroup of Georgians.

= Upper Svaneti = Lower Svaneti

Situated on the southern slopes of the central Caucasus Mountains and surrounded by 3,000–5,000 meter peaks, Svaneti is the highest inhabited area in the Caucasus. Four of the 10 highest peaks of the Caucasus are located in the region. The highest mountain in Georgia, Mount Shkhara at 5,201 meters (17,059 feet), is located in the province. Prominent peaks include Tetnuldi (4,974 m / 16,319 ft), Shota Rustaveli (4,960 m / 16,273 ft), Mount Ushba (4,710 m / 15,453 ft), Ailama (4,525 m / 14,842 ft), as well as Lalveri, Latsga and others.