Republic of Georgia

Republic of Georgia

Official name: Republic of Georgia

Capital city: Tbilisi

 Internet country code: .ge

 Flag description: White rectangle, in its central portion a red cross connecting all four sides of the flag; in each of the four corners is a small red bolnur-katskhuri cross; the five-cross flag appears to date back to the 14th century

National anthem: “Freedom” (translated by Irakli Chark­viani), lyrics by David Magradze, music by Zakaria Paliashvili

Geographical description: Southwestern Asia, bordering the Black Sea, between Turkey and Russia

Total area: 26,911 sq. mi. (69,700 sq. km.)

Climate: Warm and pleasant; Mediterranean-like on Black Sea coast

Nationality: noun: Georgian(s); adjective: Georgian

Population: 4,646,003 (July 2007 CIA est.)

Ethnic groups: Georgian 83.8%, Azeri 6.5%, Armenian 5.7%, Russian 1.5%, other 2.5%

Languages spoken: Georgian (official) 71%, Russian 9%, Armenian 7%, Azeri 6%, other 7%; Abkhaz is the official language in the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia

Religions: Orthodox Christian 83.9%, Muslim 9.9%, Armenian Apostolic 3.9&, Catholic 0.8%, other 0.8%, none 0.7%

Legal Holidays:

Easter MondayApr 25, 2011; Apr 9, 2012; Apr 1, 2013; Apr 21, 2014; Apr 6, 2015; Mar 28, 2016; Apr 17, 2017; Apr 2, 2018; Apr 22, 2019; Apr 13, 2020; Apr 5, 2021; Apr 18, 2022; Apr 10, 2023
EpiphanyJan 19
GiorgobaNov 23
Good FridayApr 22, 2011; Apr 6, 2012; Mar 29, 2013; Apr 18, 2014; Apr 3, 2015; Mar 25, 2016; Apr 14, 2017; Mar 30, 2018; Apr 19, 2019; Apr 10, 2020; Apr 2, 2021; Apr 15, 2022; Apr 7, 2023
Holy SaturdayApr 23, 2011; Apr 7, 2012; Mar 30, 2013; Apr 19, 2014; Apr 4, 2015; Mar 26, 2016; Apr 15, 2017; Mar 31, 2018; Apr 20, 2019; Apr 11, 2020; Apr 3, 2021; Apr 16, 2022; Apr 8, 2023
Independence DayMay 26
Independence Restoration DayApr 9
MariamobaAug 28
Mother's DayMar 3
New Year's holidayJan 1
Orthodox ChristmasJan 7
St. Andrea the First DayMay 12
SvetitskhovlobaOct 14
Victory DayMay 9
Women's DayMar 8
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Riyadh, Rabi'I 15, 1436, Jan 6, 2015, SPA -- The Ministry of Agriculture has issued a decision lifting the ban on the imports of cattle, sheep, and goats for the purpose of slaughtering and breeding from the Republic of Georgia, according to a number of conditions.
Tbilisi, Oct 6 (ONA) The Sultanate, represented by the Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development (PAIPED) took part in the Annual Conference of Economic Freedom of the World Network, 2013 which was held in Tbilisi, the Republic of Georgia and continues until the 9th of this month.
Maya Panjikidze, marking the 20th Anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Kingdom of Bahrain and Republic of Georgia.
In the news release, Republic of Georgia Independent Television Station TV9 Announces International Advisory Board, issued 05-Sep-2012 by TV9 over PR Newswire, the second paragraph under "Larry King added:", second sentence, should read, "Although financially supported by Ekaterina Khvedelidze, wife of noted Georgian philanthropist Bidzina Ivanishvili.
Before noon, Talabani received the credentials of the ambassadors of Bangladesh, Mohammed Kamal al-Din; the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Pham Sy Tam; and of the Republic of Georgia," according to a statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
Iashvili Central Children's Hospital in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.
Officials said Burbank residents Garegin Narinyants and Rita Gervorkyan operated Global Human Services, a nonprofit charity that regularly used large shipping containers to send humanitarian relief to Russia, Armenia, Jordan and the Republic of Georgia.
In one case that the researchers examined, a family had bought two kinds of spices in the Republic of Georgia before emigrating to the United States.
The ballet's title is a fitting one for this company, whose members hail from Russia, Japan, Estonia, the Republic of Georgia, Canada, Mexico, and the U.
The US Secret Service is investigating a report that a hand grenade was thrown at President Bush during his visit to the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
The Republic of Georgia has a per capita annual income of US $591, making it one of the poorest countries in the world (4,5).
Other prize winners included Nino Ushikishvili, of the Republic of Georgia, who won the $1,000 fourth-place award; Xin Tong, of China, who won the $500 fifth-place award; and Soyoung Kee, of the United States, who won the $300 sixth-place award.