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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Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al-Zayani met here today with Minister of Finance of Republic of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze and the accompanying delegation currently on a visit to the Kingdom.
UK-based gold explorer Goldcrest Resources plc (ISD: GCRP) has agreed terms to acquire a 100% interest in the producing Norio onshore oil field Production Sharing Agreement and an option to form a farm-in agreement to acquire a 70% interest in Block VIII PSA that hosts the East Khavtiskhevi onshore field in the Republic of Georgia, the company said.
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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.
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.
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.
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