Javakheti Plateau

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Javakheti plateau
Javakheti plateau

Javalkheti Plateau (Georgian: ჯავახეთის პლატო) is a volcanic plateau within the Caucasus Mountains that covers the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia, along the border with Turkey and Armenia. Elevation: over 2,000 m.

The plateau is a large grassland plain (alpine steppe) with many wetlands and alpine lakes (six of the largest lakes of Georgia, Tabatskuri, Paravani, Khanchali, Madatapa, Kartsakhi, Saghamo).

The Javalkheti Wetlands are included in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.

The plain is crossed from north to south by the Abuli-Samsari Mountain Range, a series of volcanic cones; the western side of the plateau is surrounded by the Javakheti Range

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