The port city and the Black Sea resort of Batumi is the capital of the Georgian republic of Adjara. Batumi Boulevard runs along the embankment, park and beach. On the Alphabet Tower 130 meters high with inscriptions in the Georgian language there is an observation deck overlooking the sea. In the Old Town you can see many reconstructed buildings of the XIX century. In the northern part of Batumi there is a botanical garden, where plants from all over the world are collected. The population of Batumi is 150 thousand people.