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
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Fourth Edition. © 2010 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Baghdad / NINA /- President of the Republic, Barham Saleh stressed the need to develop friendly relations with the Republic of Georgia in a way that serves common interests.
Abdulaziz bin Hamad Al-Owaisheq, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Negotiations of the Gulf Cooperation Council, received here today the Ambassador of the Republic of Georgia to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Vakhtang Josh vili.
President George Manneh Weah has sent a congratulatory message to the Government and people of the Republic of Georgia on the occasion commemorating the National Day of that country.
Jaoshvili as non-resident ambassador of the Republic of Georgia to the
Mohammed bin Awadh Al Hassan, Acting Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Diplomatic Affairs received at the general diwan yesterday a copy of credentials of Vakhtang Jaoshvili as non-resident ambassador of the Republic of Georgia to the Sultanate.
A camera crew was filming when Shepherd, 31, appeared at his extradition hearing in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
The singers are planning a tour of the Republic of Georgia (in the former Soviet Union) in the summer of 2019, and this Elgin performance is one of several they are giving as they prepare for and raise money for the trip.
We hope this new partnership with Georgian Airways will further enhance trade and tourism between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of Georgia," said the report, citing chief commercial officer Ayman Zainal.
Art and history enthusiasts can now find stories and pictures illustrating the cultural and creative life of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia in a new catalogue unveiled at Tbilisi's Art Palace venue,Agenda.gereports.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported "the ministry is in discussion with authorities in the Republic of Georgia regarding the circumstances surrounding a number of Omani tourists being sent back from Tbilisi airport recently."
However, the statement also read: "The ministry affirms that relations with the Republic of Georgia are strong and work on the continuation and development of these relations is ongoing."