Pharavani Lake – The Largest in Georgia
In Georgia there are 860 lakes. Most of them are very small and the total area of all the lakes combined is just under 170 Square Meters, which is only 0.24% of the land are of Georgia. As part of the project “Seasons – Photo Diary” my husband, David Khelashvili, and I visited the largest lake in Georgia; Pharavani Lake.
Located 2,073 meters above sea level, the lake was formed by volcanic-tectonic activity and covers an area of 37.5 square meters and has a volume of 234 cubic meters. During the winter the whole lake freezes and sometimes the thickness of the ice reaches more than 70cm. The lake is also rich with fish including khramule, trout, roach and zoo carp. So, this is a great place for those that love fishing.
Around the lake there are several villages including Foka, Vladimirovka, Tambovka, Rodionovka and Asphara. The population of these villages is made up of several ethnic minorities and the main industry is cattle breeding.
“Seasons – photo diary” will continue its work, exploring new places around Georgia with the help of GUIDE-U. See you all during the next trip.