Ronda

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Ronda

რონდა
The Akhali Khidi in Ronda
The Akhali Khidi in Ronda
Coat of arms of Ronda
Coat of arms
CountryVarkana
RegionSouthern Varkana
Districts
Government
 • PrefectDUDE
Population
 (2016)
 • Total64,839
Demonym(s)Rondian
Postal code
15000
Websiteronda.va

Ronda (Varkan: რონდა) is a commune in Southern Varkana. With a population of 64,839 as of the 2016 census, it is one of the least populated commune in the country. It is part of the Greater Pitsunda Area, a combined statistical area comprising 1,751,849 inhabitants. Ronda borders the commune of Kodori to the north, Kajara to the northwest, Snop and Tsqaltubo to the west, Foli to the east, and the countries of Ashakarra and Sakalia to the south. Most of its territory lies in the Dalian Mountains.

The commune is famous for the Akhali Khidi, a bridge that crosses the 120-meter-deep chasm that carries the Kodori River and divides the commune from south to north. The commune comprises two main villages, Ronda and Ivim, located further north.

History

Economy

The commune possesses significant uranium deposits and hydroelectric capacity. Other than mining and energy, Rondians work primarily in agriculture, the commune being known for its citrus production.

Transport

Road

Rail

The commune is served by the InterCommunal rail service operated by SARK which links Ronda and Ivim to Pitsunda.

Air

The closest commercial airport is Giorgi Ramishvili International Airport in Amos, some ?? kilometers northwest.