The Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park (BKNP) is a protected area in central Georgia, situated in the Lesser Caucasus, southwest to the nation’s capital of Tbilisi. One of the largest national parks in Europe, it includes six administrative districts stretching from the resort of Borjomi to the town of Kharagauli. The total area of the park is 5, 3 thousand square kilometers, i.e., 7.6% of the total territory of Georgia.
The park was founded in 1995 and officially inaugurated in 2001. Its particular uniqueness is diversity of geographical and ecological zones, landscapes, historical monuments and rich flora and fauna. The history of the park dates back to Medieval times when it was used primarily by the local aristocracy for hunting.