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Rioni River Between the Caucasus Ranges, Georgia

42.1N 41.6E

March 4th, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Georgia - February 18th, 2010

Georgia - February 18th, 2010

The Rioni or Rion River is the main river of western Georgia. It originates in the Caucasus Mountains, in the region of Racha and flows west to the Black Sea. In this orthorectified image it can be seen crossing the country’s terrain and entering the Black Sea north of the city of Poti.

Upon opening the full image, the Greater Caucasus Range is visible to the north, and the Lesser Caucasus Range can be observed to the south. The foothills of the Kolkhet’is Dablobi (Kolkhida Lowland), which opens to the Black Sea in the west, appear as a smaller ridge between the Rioni River and the mountains of the Lesser Caucasus.

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