Sites & cities that bear the name of Poti


Today in : Georgia
First trace of activity : ca. 8th century C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : ფოთი, ფუთი, ჶაში, Faşi, ფაში, Paşi, Phasis

Description : Poti (Georgian: ფოთი ; Mingrelian: ფუთი; Laz: ჶაში/Faşi or ფაში/Paşi) is a port city in Georgia, located on the eastern Black Sea coast in the region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti in the west of the country. Built near the site of the ancient Greek colony of Phasis and deriving its name from the same, the city has become a major port city and industrial center since the early 20th century. In the 8th century, the name Poti entered Georgian written sources. It remained a place of maritime trade within the Kingdom of Georgia and was known to medieval European travelers as Fasso. In the 14th century, the Genoese established a trading factory, which proved to be short-lived.

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