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For the African town of Gori, see Gori, Chad

Gori is an industrial city in the Kartli province of Georgia. The city was founded by one of the greatest kings of Georgia, David the Builder (1089-1125). It has a population of 60,000. Gori is situated where the Liakhvi river enters the Mtkvari (Kura) river. The city was largely destroyed in a 1920 earthquake.

It is the birthplace ( 1879) of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and a contains a museum with items related to his life, as well as the last standing statue to Stalin.

The town is overlooked by the medieval fortress of Goristsikhe.

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  • On Gori, Georgia (http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/georgia/gori.htm)

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