ABOUT BATUMI - Information For participants
Batumi is a city located on the Black Sea coast. The city is the capital of Adjarian autonomous republic in southwest Georgia. Batumi serves as an important port and a commercial center of West Georgia and its population is 180 th. people (2008 census). The city is situated in a subtropical zone, rich in agricultural products, such as: citrus fruits and tea. The industrial potential of the city includes: shipbuilding, food processing and light manufacturing. Most of its economy revolves around tourism. Since 2010, the face of the city has been transformed by the construction of new high-rise landmark buildings and by renovation of the Old Town
Meeting Venue: Hotel Sheraton Batumi
Address: 28 Rustaveli Street · Batumi, 6000 Georgia
Sheraton Batumi hotel - the international five-star hotel, is built in the Black Sea coast of Adjarian Region, ideally located in the heart of the city. Hotel offers luxurious accommodation with 202 Guest Rooms including 26 suites, offering comfortable surroundings with direct beach access and services you expect from five-star hotel.
Georgia is a country with a great history, culture and traditions. It is located in the Caucasus between Europe and Asia. Its climate is continental-subtropical, warm and pleasant. Average summer temperature is +250C and winter temperature is +30C.There is a lot of natural sightseeing in Georgia: mountains, glaciers, seas, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, ravines and caves.Our country is characterized by rich relief, variety of climactic zones, unique species of woods, underground thermal waters and therapeutic mud-baths. The country is rich with balneo-therapeutic health resorts; there are 200 kinds of mineral waters with different chemical consent and therapeutic purposes.In Georgia it is developed the sea and mountain tourism according to the geographic location, the sea and mountain resorts are characterized by healthy climate and beautiful nature.
Georgia is known all over the world as ancient hearth of viniculture and vine-growing and producing country of high-quality wines. There are 450 local species of grapes. In Georgia the history of viniculture is about 7000 years old, that is confirmed by grape pips and wine bottles discovered by archeological finds. Various and distinctive Georgian architecture is represented by ancient temples, churches and fortresses.
The creation of the Georgian alphabet is related with antique period (the 3rd century of Christian era), and the Georgian alphabet is among 14 alphabets of the world. The country has rich literary traditions. The poem of the greatest Georgian poet, Shota Rustaveli “Knight in the Tiger’s Skin” is a part of the world literary treasure and is translated into 44 languages.Georgian folklore and passionate dance is a unique phenomenon. It is acknowledged by UNESCO as “a masterpiece of humanity folklore and not of human hand making treasure”. Georgian multi-voices song “Chakrulo” is one of the world folklore songs, which became the message of the humanity into the space among the other achievements all over the world. Georgia is considered as a homeland of the first Europeans, there was discovered the signs of the ancient European – scull of 1,8 million years old.The traditions of the Georgian feast are known all over the world. Many foreign guests were charmed by our hospitality and free-handed reception.Georgian traditional kitchen is characterized by originality and the variety of dishes: shashlik, khachapuri, khinkali, satsivi, fishes and souses fascinate the guests.Since olden times Georgians have been drinking the pure wine. In the 17th century the French traveler, Chardin, wrote about the Georgians: “Nowhere is drunk so much and so aromatic wine as in Georgia”…
Batumi lies at the northern periphery of the humid subtropical zone. The city"s climate is heavily influenced by the onshore flow from the Black Sea and is subject to the orographic effect of the nearby hills and mountains, resulting in significant rainfall throughout most of the year, making Batumi the wettest city in both Georgia and the entire Caucasus Region.
The average annual temperature in Batumi is approximately 14 °C (57 °F). January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 7 °C (45 °F). August is the hottest month, with an average temperature of 22 °C (72 °F). The absolute minimum recorded temperature is −6 °C (21 °F), and the absolute maximum is 40 °C (104 °F). The number of days with daily temperatures above 10 °C (50 °F) is 239. The city receives 1958 hours of sunshine per year.
Batumi"s average annual precipitation is 2,718 mm (107.0 in). September is the wettest month with an average of 335 mm (13.2 in) of precipitation, while May is the driest, averaging 92 mm (3.6 in). Batumi generally does not receive significant amounts of snow (accumulating snowfall of more than 30 cm.), and the number of days with snow cover for the year is 12. The average level of relative humidity ranges from 70–80%.
The Georgian “Lari” is in circulation in the following notes: 200; 100; 50; 20; 10; 5; 2; 1. Coins – “tetri”: 1; 2; 5; 10; 20; 50 100 tetris = 1 lari There are numerous exchange posts in the region. Exchange of currency is also available at banks.
Please visit http://www.nbg.gov.ge/ for official Lari exchange rates.
Georgia has established diplomatic relations with a lot of countries and has the embassies (consulates) in the following countries: Austria, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Armenia, France, Benelux countries, Germany, Iran, Turkey, the USA, Canada, Ukraine, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, etc. In the 90-es of XIX century there used to function the consulates and consulate agencies of the following countries: England, France, Spain, Turkey, Austria, Belgium, the USA and Italy.
At present there are the following diplomatic representatives in Batumi:
General Consulate of the Republic of Turkey
Batumi, M. Abashidzeave. No. 8
Tel.: +9954222 7 47 90
Consulate of the Republic of Ukraine
Batumi, Melikishvili Str. No. 71
Tel.: +9954222 3 14 78
Batumi, Gogebashvili str. No. 35
Tel.: +9954222 3 15 15
Honorary Consulate of Estonya
Batumi, VakhtangGorgasali str. No. 58
Tel.: +9954222 7 09 10
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