Mtskheta Municipality is located in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of eastern Georgia. The area was still inhabited during the Bronze Age, as indicated by the settlements of Samtavro, Tsitsamuri, Narekvavi and other settlements. From the beginning of the I millennium BC, the great shifts characteristic of the life of the largest political entity in the East have also reflected on the history of Mtskheta. The strong cultural invasion of Mtskheta significantly affected the life of the city until the III - IV centuries. According to legend, the city was founded by the ethnarch Mtskhetos. From the end of the IV century BC Mtskheta was the political center of the newly created Kartli (Iberian) kingdom. According to legend, Nino, a missionary from Jerusalem, preached Christianity in Mtskheta at the beginning of the IV century. In 326, Mirian III adopted a new religion and Christianity became the state religion. According to legend, by the prayer of St. Nino hurricanes and hail broke out and crushed Armazian idols. At the beginning of the VI century Dachi Ujarmeli moved the capital from Mtskheta to Tbilisi. Mtskheta has lost its political significance, though it has remained a religious center. In the early medieval period, there was an active rebuilding of cult buildings in the city. Samtavro, Jvari, Antioch and more were built during this period. In 736-738, the Arab Commander-Marwan the deaf raided the city and destroyed Armazi Fortress. At the beginning of the XV century it was destroyed by Temur lang. The importance of Mtskheta gradually diminished and after the accession of the Kingdom of Kartli to Russia, it was a small village in the Dusheti Mazra. Mtskheta became a separate district in 1930-34, today it has the status of a city and a municipality. The Transcaucasian Railway runs through the municipality territory, as well as the first hydroelectric power station in Transcaucasia - Zahesi. Agriculture is developed in the region, the main fields are: horticulture, viticulture, fruit-growing, livestock, cereal crops. There are 1 theater, 4 museums and 41 libraries in Mtskheta municipality. There are numerous monuments of historical and cultural importance in the territory of the municipality. Cultural monuments of Mtskheta are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The region is also distinguished by the beauty of nature. The diverse culture and wonderful views of different times leave no one indifferent and attract many tourists.