Lesichine – from the past to the present

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Lesichine is an administrative division of the municipality of Chkhorotskhu. According to the register of municipalities, this unit includes: Lesichine, the Second lesichine, Part Mongeri and Ochkhamuri.


Lesichine is located between the rivers Khobistskali, Ochkhomuri, Zana and Tsivi.
The distance to Chkhorotskhu is 8 km away
The nearest railway station is Senaki (32 km).
Sea level: 172 meters

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Neighbouring villages: in the West-Khibula and Kirtskhi. In the East-Akhuti and Potskho, on the North-Kveda Chkhorotsku in the South-Zana.
The area of 35,8 sq. m.
The population of 4780 people


The biggest surnames are:
Sichinava (35.4% of the population). Sichinaves ranked 53rd in Georgia (according to 2002 data)
Khorava- 502
Then comes: Vekua, Lashkhia, Dgebuadze, Katsia, Kvaratskhelia, Todua, Zhvania, Kokhia, Shengelia, Tsurtsumia, Tkebuchava, Jalaghonia, etc.


History Colchian axes were found here during the cultivation of tea plantations. It dates back to the bronze age a Artifacts of the first Millennium were discovered in the area of the village of Ochkhomuri (Lesichine).

Archaeological excavations confirm the existence of a large prehistoric settlement. From the history Lesihina Lesichine was previously part of the Kingdom of Egrisi, then Odishi-Sadadiano. Lesichine was considered the center of the road. This is how the Russian Emperor Nicholas II (1837) traveled.

The doors Of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Ochkhomur are stored in the Chhorotsk Museum of local lore.

Monument to commemorate the victims of world war II