Kakheti, a province in Eastern Georgia containing the capital Telavi, is bordered by the small mountainous province of Tuseti and the Greater Caucasus mountain range to the north, Azerbaijan to the east and south, and the Georgian province of Kartli to the west. Kakheti is geographically divided into Inner Kakheti to the east of the Tsiv-Gombori mountain range and Outer Kakheti to the west of it. The major rivers are the Alazani and Iori rivers. Kakheti was an independent feudal principality from the end of the 8th century. It was incorporated into the united Georgian Kingdom at the beginning of the 11th century but for less than a decade. Only at the beginning of the 12th century did the Georgian King, David the Builder, incorporate Kakheti into his Kingdom. After the disintegration of the Georgian Kingdom, Kakheti became an independent Kingdom in the 1460s and remained such until 1762.

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