Terjola is situated in the Imereti Lowland in western Georgia, on the right bank of the Chkhara river. It lies on the Tbilisi-Zestaponi highway, 190 km northwest of Tbilisi and 14 km northwest of Zestaponi. Its population is 5,700.
Terjola is first mentioned in the 17th-century sources. It aquired the status of a town in 1983.
There are as series of historical and cultural landmarks in the environs of Terjola such as the Skande fortress, the ruins of the Gogni fort and church, and the Chkhalti church complex with its numerous antiquities now displayed in the museums of Georgia.