Skyline of Kojori
Kojori (Varkan: კოჯორი) is a commune in Western Varkana, and the 19th largest in the country with a population of about 568,592 inhabitants. Greater Kojori Area is the 9th largest combined statistical area in the country, with a population of 1,138,892 in 2016. Since the Varkan Revolution, Kojori has been transformed by the construction of modern high-rise buildings, as well as the restoration of classical 19th-century edifices lining its historic Old Town.
Kojori's economy is dominated by research & development, insurance, manufacturing, and information technology. Much of the technology-related research is conducted or supported by Kojori University, which adds about 2 billion lari to the communal economy annually. Tourism and gambling are also important industries, the former centered around the nearby Apennine mountains and Lake Paravani.
Since the 1996 financial crisis, which gutted many of Kojori's manufacturing jobs, the commune has transitioned to become a technology hub within Varkana offering tax incentives to tech businesses. As of 2016, Kojori claims to be "Varkana's High-Tech Capital" with a number of key companies in the area, such as Nassér Technologie, Kosham-Guuce, SKZ, and is home to the head offices of Depesha, Erinko, Sharpi, Stereo and Vaio. Over 1,000 technology and life science companies have offices in Kojori, employing over one fifth of the total workforce. In 2016, the top five private employers in the commune in order are Whoever, Whoever, Whoever, Whoever, and Whoever. Many of these companies have moved into former factories and industrial spaces in and around the central core, and have renovated them as modern offices.
Kojori is served by Kojori International Airport U/C
|SK Kojori||Meore Divizionis||Football||Natroshvili Stadionze||32,702||1879|
|RK Kojori||Liga 1||Rugby||Natroshvili Stadionze||32,702||1890|
|Irmisebrni Kojori||Superliga||Basketball||Vaio Arenaze||10,000||1934|