About Sighnaghi

Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Sighnaghi Municipality. Although it is one of Georgia's smallest towns, Sighnaghi serves as a popular tourist destination due to its location at the heart of Georgia's wine-growing regions, as well as its picturesque landscapes, pastel houses and narrow, cobblestone streets. Located on a steep hill, Signagi overlooks the vast Alazani Valley, with the Caucasus Mountains visible at a distance.

Province / Region: Kakheti
Municipality: Sighnaghi
Founded - 1762
Type - City (since 1801)
Area: 297.8 ha km2
Population: 1485 men (2014)
Distance from Tbilisi - 115 km.
Elevation: 720 m (2,360 ft) - 836 m (2,743 ft)
Coordinates - 41 ° 37′07 ″H. C. 45 ° 55′18 ″ a. C.
National composition:
• Georgians 97.5%
• Yezidis 1.8%
Time zone - UTC + 4
Postal code - 4200
Area code (s) - +995 355

The name “Sighnaghi“ comes from Old Turkic word of syghynak (Turkish: sığınak, Azerbaijani: sığınacaq), meaning "shelter" or "asylum".

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