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Ushguli, with the 17,000ft. high Mt. Shkhara in the background

Ushguli or Ushkuli (Georgian: უშგული) is a community of villages located at the head of the Enguri gorge in Upper Svaneti, Georgia. Ushguli comprises four villages:

Zhibiani (Georgian: ჟიბიანი) some 2100 m above sea level;
Chvibiani or Chubiani (Georgian: ჩვიბიანი);
Chazhashi or Chajashi (Georgian: ჩაჟაში);
Murqmeli (Georgian: მურყმელი).

The Ushguli villages contain buildings that are part of the UNESCO Heritage site of Upper Svaneti.

Altitude claims vary from 2,086 to 2,200 metres. Ushguli is considered to be the highest inhabited village in Europe.

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