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(Physical Geography) beneath the snow
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It is not surprising that Kakheti is characterized by more diverse natural conditions as there are different physical-geographic areas in the region: a) Ivri highland and Eldari lowland with steppe and semi-desert vegetation; b) Alazani plains and Kakheti Caucasus Mountains with natural-territorial complexes characteristic to Kolkheti area in some districts; c) Tusheti hollow with closed barrier ranges and high-mountain subniveal
and nival landscapes.