The village of Ushguli is the highest settlement in Europe, it is located at 2200 meters above sea level
Ushguli is located at the foot of Shkhara, at the confluence of the Enguri and Shavtskala-Kvishara. The height of Ushguli community varies from 2060 meters to 2200 meters above sea level. According to these data, Ushguli was considered to be the highest settlement in Europe until 2014. However, after the 2014 census found 1 permanent resident in the village of Bochorna in Akhmeta Municipality, this village was given the status of the highest settlement in Europe.
Ushguli is connected to Mestia and Lentekhi by roads. The road connecting Lentekhi passes through Ughviri Pass, which is open only three months a year, and the rest of the time is covered with snow. Ushguli is located in an avalanche danger zone. Due to the avalanche in 1987, local residents became eco-migrants, mainly in Kvemo Kartli.
Near Ushguli, mineral water comes from the headwaters of the Enguri.
In 2014, there was a decrease in the community and today there are 228 men, of which 116 are men and 112 are women.