Kutaisi, Republic of Georgia

Coat of Arms of Kutaisi

Founded 3,500 years ago, Kutaisi is located in west-central Georgia along the Rioni River. It is the second largest city in the Republic of Georgia. The subtropical climate typically brings cold, wet winters and hot, dry summers. It is located on the junction of the main east-west highway on the road to Russia. According to Greek Mythology, Kutaisi was the city where Jason robbed the golden fleece.

Kutasi became our sister city on April 22, 1997. View the sister city proclamationopens PDF file . View a map of Georgiaopens IMAGE file .

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Population: 250,000

Land Area: 65 Square Kilometers

Interim Mayor: The Honorable Giorgi Tevdoradze

A Call To Serve (ACTS) is an international relief organization established in 1991 to help rebuild the healthcare foundation in the Republic of Georgia which used to be part of the Soviet Union. As sponsors of Columbia’s Sister City relationship with Kutaisi, ACTS has provided a variety of humanitarian aid for nearly seventeen years.

Kutaisi Landscape