Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Zugdidi is a city in the Western Georgian historical province of Samegrelo (Mingrelia). It is situated in the north-west of that province. The city is located 318 kilometres west of Tbilisi, 30 km. from Black sea coast and 30 km. from Egrisi range. 100-110 metres above sea level.The name `Zugdidi` means `big/great hill` in Laz-Mingrelian (Colchian) language. Architectural sights of this city are Queen's palace and Niko's palace (now the Dadiani Palace museums. both of XIXth cent.), Blachernae St. Virgin (1825-30 y.) and Mantskhvar-kari (X-XIVth cent.) Churches. There are also an old Botanical Garden (Queen's Garden) and the city boulevard.Historically Zugdidi was a capital of principality of Mingrelia (Odishi) until 1867, when the principality was abolished by the Russian Empire. In 1993 there was an administration of first President of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia.FC Mglebi Zugdidi is a Georgian football club based in Zugdidi. They play in the Umaglesi Liga, the top division in Georgian football.FC Odishi Zugdidi was a Georgia association football club.

The club played in Umaglesi Liga until relegated in 1999. It also played as Dinamo Zugdidi in 1994 to 1996 and since 1999.

SK Baia Zugdidi is a Georgian football club based in Zugdidi.
The club was founded 2006. FC Baia Zugdidi. 2008 start play in top league of Georgia!

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