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Rustavi is a city in the southeast of Georgia, in the province of Kvemo Kartli, situated 25 km (16 mi) southeast of the capital Tbilisi. It stands on the Kura River at 41°32′N 45°00′E. It has a population of 125,103 (2014 census) and is dominated by the Rustavi Metallurgical Plant.

Rustavi is one of the ancient towns of Georgia. The history of Rustavi has two phases: an early history from ancient times until the city was destroyed in the 13th century and modern history from the Soviet era to the present.The foundation of Rustavi is dated from time immemorial. 11th-century Georgian chronicler, Leonti Mroveli in his work "Georgian Chronicles" connects foundation of the city to Kartlos, the eponymous ancestor of Georgians, whose wife have founded town along Kura river called Bostan-Kalaki.The same chronicler, who also worked on “The life of the Kings”, mentions the town Rustavi among those castles, which opposed Alexander the Great's army, although it is proved that Alexander has never invaded Iberia. Rustavi is mentioned among such ancient towns as Uplistsikhe, Urbnisi, Mtskheta and Sarkineti. It could be assumed that Rustavi as a city had been founded at least in the 5th–4th centuries B.C. Besides the manuscripts, the excavations of the castle Rustavi prove that Rustavi was an important political and administrative center of Iberia. In late 4th century A.D Trdat of Iberia had built a church and a canal in Rustavi.

Rustavi Sioni

The Rustavi church of the Assumption of Mary better known as Rustavi Sioni is a Georgian Orthodox church in Rustavi, Georgia. It was built in 2000-2011. The project belongs to Besarion Menabde, Nikoloz Abashidze and Nikolos Dadiani. The building works were led by Temur Burkiashvili

The Rustavi Sioni church was consecrasted on 27 August 2011 by Ioane, the Archbishop of Rustavi and Marneuli. On the following day, 28 August, on the day of Assumption of Georgian Orthodox Church, the first liturgy was conducted in Rustavi Sioni Church.

Rustavi Fortress

Rustavi fortress (or fortified town of Rustavi) — historical fortress in Kukheti, Rustavi territory. The fortress was one on the several that were built around Tbilisi to protect the capital city. During its existence the fortress had three different fences for different periods. At first (V-VIII centuries) the fence had quadrangular towers and the second so-called internal fence had semicircular towers. Later both of these fences were joined into one fence (IX-XI centuries). The third, so-called external fence had a gate with a tunnel (XII-XIII centuries). The fortress had two fences on the east side at the same time. Rustavi fortress is the only fortress in Georgia where there’re frescoes.

Rustavi has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and relatively cold winters.

During the months of May, June, September and October you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures. On average, the warmest month(s) are July and August (31.9°C). On average, the coolest month is January with the lowest average high temperature (6.3°C).May is the wettest month with the highest rainfall (75mm). This month should be avoided if you don't like too much rain. January is the driest month with the lowest rainfall (21mm).

There is no railway between Rustavi and Tbilisi. Only transport is mini bus ("Marshutka"), which goes every 10 minutes from almost all bus stations. The price for ticket 1.50 Gel (70 euro cents).

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