Districts of Georgia

The latest version of the FIPS standard is called "Geopolitical Entities and Codes", published in 2010-04. It revokes the FIPS codes for the districts, replacing them with a set of region codes.

Several standards documents have listed the divisions of Georgia. ISO/DIS 3166-2 (draft international standard) came out in fall 1996. It was superseded by ISO 3166-2 (first edition), published on 1998-12-15. This, in turn, was updated by ISO 3166-2 Newsletter Number I-2, published on 2002-05-21. I will refer to the three versions as ISO-1996, ISO-1998, and ISO-2002. FIPS PUB 10-4 is the analogous federal (U.S.) standard. The first edition is dated 1995-04 (superseding an earlier standard). Change Notice 1 for FIPS PUB 10-4 is dated 1998-12-01. I will call these two versions FIPS-1995 and FIPS-1998.

FIPS-1995 listed Georgia with no subdivisions. ISO-1996 listed two autonomous republics, and stated vaguely that there were also some prefectures, but it had not obtained their names or quantity. ISO-1998 and FIPS-1998 both show Georgia divided into autonomous republics, cities, and regions. FIPS-1998 shows two autonomous republics, nine cities, and 53 regions. To this set, ISO-1998 adds four more cities and ten more regions, which are all contained in the two autonomous republics. (Many sources call the regions "districts".) ISO-2002 drops the cities and regions and adds ten new regions of a different type.

As part of the Soviet Union, Georgia contained the Abkhazian Autonomous Republic (Abkhazia), the Ajarian Autonomous Republic (Ajaria), and the South Ossetian Autonomous Region. The large section of Georgia which was not in any of those areas had no specific name or status. Abkhazia and Ajaria have remained. In 1995, South Ossetia was renamed Tskhinvali and repartitioned with the districts. The cities and regions may have existed even during the Soviet period, but they first came to my knowledge in FIPS-1998.

Comparing the ISO-1998 and FIPS-1998 standards, they both evidently cover two levels of division. ISO-1998 lists both the autonomous republics and the regions and cities that are contained in those republics; therefore, this area is covered twice. The only problem with FIPS-1998 is that it treats republics and regions in the same way, whereas republics are really higher-level divisions.

I have data from several sources for the Georgian districts. The variations are minor. The explanation may be that the different sources are from different dates, and that the districts have changed in between. Unfortunately, I'm not able to deduce what changes have occurred. The best I can say about this table is that it probably contains all the districts of Georgia as of some recent date, and possibly a couple of extra districts as well.

NameTypHASCISOFIPSPopulationArea(km.²)
AbashadGE.SZ.AS01GG0128,707323
AdigenidGE.SJ.AD02GG0320,752800
AkhalgoridGE.MM.AG03GG057,7031,011
AkhalkalakidGE.SJ.AK04GG0660,9751,235
AkhaltsikhedGE.SJ.AT05GG0746,1341,010
AkhmetadGE.KA.AM06GG0841,6412,208
AmbrolauridGE.RK.AL07GG0916,0791,142
AspindzadGE.SJ.AZ08GG1013,010825
BagdatidGE.IM.BG09GG1129,235815
BatumicGE.AJ.BTBUS 121,80617
BolnisidGE.KK.BL10GG1274,301804
BorjomidGE.SJ.BR11GG1332,4221,189
ChiaturadGE.IM.CTCHIGG1456,341542
ChkhorotskudGE.SZ.CQ12GG1530,124619
ChokhatauridGE.GU.CK13GG1624,090825
Dedoplis TskarodGE.KA.DD14GG1730,8112,529
DmanisidGE.KK.DM15GG1828,0341,199
DushetidGE.MM.DU16GG1933,6362,982
GagradGE.AB.GGGAG 
GalidGE.AB.GL17 
GardabanidGE.KK.GD18GG20114,3481,304
GoricGE.SD.GOGORGG21
GoridGE.SD.GR19GG22148,6862,327
GudautadGE.AB.GT20 
GulripshidGE.AB.GP21 1,95688
GurjaanidGE.KA.GJ22GG2372,618846
JavadGE.SD.JV23GG24
KarelidGE.SD.KR24GG2550,4221,092
KaspidGE.SD.KP25GG2652,217803
KazbegidGE.MM.QZ45GG435,2611,082
KedadGE.AJ.KD26 20,024452
KharagaulidGE.IM.KG27GG2727,885914
KhashuridGE.SD.KS28GG2862,714585
KhelvachauridGE.AJ.KV29 90,843413
KhobidGE.SZ.KH30GG2941,240659
KhonidGE.IM.KN31GG3031,749429
KhulodGE.AJ.KL32 33,430710
KobuletidGE.AJ.KB33 88,063720
KutaisicGE.IM.KTKUTGG31185,96568
KvarelidGE.KA.QV46GG4437,6581,000
LagodekhidGE.KA.LG34GG3251,066890
LanchkhutidGE.GU.LK35GG3340,507533
LentekhidGE.RK.LE36GG348,9911,344
MarneulidGE.KK.MN37GG35118,221935
MartvilidGE.SZ.MV38GG3644,627881
MestiadGE.SZ.MS39GG3714,2483,045
MtskhetadGE.MM.MK40GG3864,829805
NinotsmindadGE.SJ.NI41GG3934,3051,354
OchamchiredGE.AB.OC42 
OnidGE.RK.ON43GG409,2771,712
OzurgetidGE.GU.OZ44GG4178,760675
PoticGE.SZ.POPTIGG4247,14966
RustavicGE.KK.RURUSGG45116,38461
SachkheredGE.IM.SC47GG4646,846973
SagarejodGE.KA.SG48GG4759,2121,491
SamtrediadGE.IM.SM49GG4860,456364
SenakidGE.SZ.SN50GG4952,112521
ShuakhevidGE.AJ.SH51 21,850588
SignagidGE.KA.SI52GG5043,5871,251
SokhumidGE.AB.SK53 
SokhumicGE.AB.SUSUI 
TbilisicGE.TB.TBTBSGG511,081,679244
TelavidGE.KA.TE54GG5270,5891,095
TerjoladGE.IM.TJ55GG5345,496357
Tetri TskarodGE.KK.TR56GG5425,3541,175
TianetidGE.MM.TI57GG5514,014906
TkibulidGE.IM.TQTQIGG5631,132479
TkvarchelicGE.AB.TVTQV 
TsageridGE.RK.TG58GG5716,622756
TsalenjikhadGE.SZ.TL59GG5840,133647
TsalkadGE.KK.TK60GG5920,8881,051
TskaltubodGE.IM.TSTSQGG6073,889632
TskhinvalicGE.SD.TN  
VanidGE.IM.VA61GG6134,464557
ZestaponidGE.IM.ZP62GG6276,208423
ZugdididGE.SZ.ZD63GG64167,760682
ZugdidicGE.SZ.ZGZUGGG63
  • Name: Modern Georgian name, transliterated from the Georgian
    alphabet.
  • Typ: d = district; c = k'alak'i (city).
  • HASC: Hierarchical administrative subdivision codes. The middle
    two letters identify the region. For key, see the Regions of Georgia
    page.
  • ISO: District codes from ISO 3166-2. For full identification in a
    global context, prefix "GE-" to the code (ex: GE-61 represents Vani).
  • FIPS: Codes from FIPS PUB 10-4, a U.S. government standard.
  • Population, area: From 2002-01-17 census report . Excludes
    areas not under central government control.

Other names of subdivisions:

Baghdat'is Raioni: Bagdadskiy Rayon (Russian)
Bolnisis Raioni: Bolnisskiy Rayon (Russian)
Dmanisis Raioni: Dmanisskiy Rayon (Russian)
Gardabanis Raioni: Gardabanskiy Rayon (Russian)
Kharagaulis Raioni: Kharagaul'skiy Rayon (Russian)
Khonis Raioni: Khonskiy Rayon (Russian)
Lentekhis Raioni: Lentekhskiy Rayon (Russian)
Marneulis Raioni: Marneul'skiy Rayon (Russian)
Martvilis Raioni: Martvil'skiy Rayon (Russian)
Mestiis Raioni: Mestiyskiy Rayon, Zemo-Svanetskii Raion (Russian)
Ozurget'is Raioni: Ozurgetskiy Rayon (Russian)
Qazbegis Raioni: Kazbegskii Raion (Russian)
Senakis Raioni: Senakskiy Rayon (Russian)
T'erjolis Raioni: Terzhol'skiy Rayon (Russian)
Tsalkis Raioni: Tsalkinskii Raion, Tsalkskiy Rayon (Russian)

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