Georgia Basic Information

Georgia Basic Information

Basic information about the territory Subchapters: System of governance and political tendencies in the country Foreign policy of the country Population The system of governance and political tendencies in the country Official name of the country: Georgia (Georgian Sakartvelo, English Georgia) President: Salome Zurabishvili (from 16/12/2018) Prime Minister: Irakli Garibashvili (from 22/02/2021) Composition of the government (as of 31 May 2022): – Minister of Culture and Sports and Deputy Prime…

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Georgia Landmarks

Georgia Landmarks

Jvari Monastery The Jvari Monastery is a sight in Georgia, near the former capital Mtskheta. It is one of the most historically important buildings in the country and is well worth a visit. It has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1996. Starting point of the Christianization of Georgia Today’s Jvari Monastery stands on the spot where St. Nino is said to have placed the first cross…

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West Asia

West Asia

West Asia (also called Southwest Asia) is the westernmost part of Asia. The term is used only to a limited extent, as the area overlaps with the Middle East with the main difference that Egypt is not included in West Asia. According to Countryaah.com, the region of West Asia includes the following nations: ARMENIA AZERBAIJAN BAHRAIN CYPRUS UNITED ARAB EMIRATES GEORGIA IRAK ISRAEL JORDAN KUWAIT LIBANON OMAN PALESTINE QATAR SAUDI…

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Arts and Architecture in Georgia

Arts and Architecture in Georgia

Arts Georgian arts and crafts have long traditions. Discoveries of pottery and metal jewelry from around the second millennium BC proves that, and metalwork in particular became very important. From around 300 AD came into the country under Byzantine influence. The art nevertheless shows a number of national features, which distinguish it from neighboring Armenia. In the Middle Ages, fine works were made in silver and enamel, as well as…

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Dance in Georgia

Dance in Georgia

The dance and song helped Georgia hold on to its ancient culture after Tsar Russia incorporated the country in the early 1800s. Folk dances are influenced both from the eastern southeast as well as from the ancient Byzantine Empire in the west. While the women’s dance is calm and fluid, the men’s dance is fast and virile with high jumps and twists. In the latter half of the 19th century,…

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Georgia Arts and Literature

Georgia Arts and Literature

Literature In addition to a rich, oral vernacular, in Georgia early church literature was developed under Byzantine influence; the oldest manuscript is from 864. The advent of a Georgian nation state in the early 12th century brought a cultural boost. During Queen Tamar’s reign (1184-1212), court poetry and the knight novel flourished, and Sjota Rustaveli wrote his heroic poem “The Knight in the Tiger Traps” (not in Swedish translation) which…

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Georgia Sightseeing Places

Georgia Landmarks

Georgia climate There are several climatic zones in Georgia: from a subtropical and humid climate on the Black Sea to a dry continental climate in the eastern part of the country. While subtropical conditions prevail in the coastal region of Georgia in summer, the inland and the south are much drier, the daily maximum temperatures in July are 31 ° C. In the north and at higher altitudes it is…

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Georgia

Georgia

Georgia is a republic in Asia. The country borders west to the Black Sea, north to Russia, south to Turkey and Armenia, and southeast to Azerbaijan. Most of the area is in the southern Caucasus. Georgia has two outbreak republics, Abkhazia and South Ossetia in the north of the country, and the autonomous Republic of Adzaria southwest of the country. In total, these make up about 1/4 of Georgia’s area.…

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Georgia’s Geography

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Georgia is located on the southern side of the Great Caucasus mountain range, and is largely mountainous and has large elevation differences. The Greater Caucasus reaches more than 5000 meters above sea level, including in Sjkhara (5068 meters) and Kasbek (5042 meters). Several passes pass through the mountain range. To the south, at the border with Armenia and Turkey, lies the Little Caucasus with altitudes of 2500-3000 meters. The Suram…

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Georgia’s Political System

Georgia's Political System

Under the 1995 Constitution, Georgia is a Democratic Republic. The Constitution emphasizes Georgia’s territorial integrity, including Abkhazia, Adzaria and South Ossetia (where there have been open conflicts due to demands for the demolition of the central power). The supreme executive power has been with the president since independence. The president is the head of state and is directly elected by the people for a five-year term, with the possibility of…

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