Georgia

Country Georgia
Capital Tbilisi (official) & Kutaisi (legislative)
Continent Asia
Currency Lari(GEL)
Languages Georgian, Russian, Armenian & Azerbaijani

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The region of present day Georgia contained the ancient kingdoms of Colchis and Kartli-Iberia. The area came under Roman influence in the first centuries A.D. and Christianity became the state religion in the 330s. Domination by Persians, Arabs, and Turks was followed by a Georgian golden age (11th-13th centuries) that was cut short by the Mongol invasion of 1236. Subsequently, the Ottoman and Persian empires competed for influence in the region. Georgia was absorbed into the Russian Empire in the 19th century. Independent for three years (1918-1921) following the Russian revolution, it was forcibly incorporated into the USSR until the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991. An attempt by the incumbent Georgian government to manipulate national legislative elections in November 2003 touched off widespread protests that led to the resignation of Eduard SHEVARDNADZE, president since 1995. New elections in early 2004 swept Mikheil SAAKASHVILI into power along with his National Movement party. Progress on market reforms and democratization has been made in the years since independence, but this progress has been complicated by Russian assistance and support to the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. After a series of Russian and separatist provocations in summer 2008, Georgian military action in South Ossetia in early August led to a Russian military response that not only occupied the breakaway areas, but large portions of Georgia proper as well. Russian troops pulled back from most occupied Georgian territory, but in late August 2008 Russia unilaterally recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. This action was strongly condemned by most of the world's nations and international organizations.

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Georgia - Wikipedia
Georgia - CIA World Fact Book
Georgia - BBC
Georgia - Timeline - BBC

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Family of 5 killed by head-on, wrong-way crash in Georgia - New York Post
  1. Family of 5 killed by head-on, wrong-way crash in Georgia  New York Post
  2. Family of 5 killed in Georgia head-on crash after 77-year-old man drives wrong way  NBC News
  3. 6 people killed in wrong-way crash on I-95 in Georgia  WJXT News4JAX
  4. 5 victims ID'd after deadly wrong way crash in Georgia  Fox News
  5. 6 people killed, including 3 children, in crash on Georgia interstate  WSB Atlanta
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Why Georgia is one of the world's most underrated skiing destinations - CNNWhy Georgia is one of the world's most underrated skiing destinations  CNN

Georgia seeks more western military support to counter Russia threat - Financial TimesGeorgia seeks more western military support to counter Russia threat  Financial Times

Rural Georgia Hospital Is Reborn but Without Its Costly ER - The New York TimesRural Georgia Hospital Is Reborn but Without Its Costly ER  The New York Times

Scott Cochran expected to leave Alabama for Georgia - WHNT News 19Scott Cochran expected to leave Alabama for Georgia  WHNT News 19

Georgia deserves membership in NATO - Washington TimesGeorgia deserves membership in NATO  Washington Times

What you need to know about coronavirus if you live in Georgia - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionWhat you need to know about coronavirus if you live in Georgia  Atlanta Journal Constitution

North Georgia could see wintry weather this week - FOX 5 AtlantaNorth Georgia could see wintry weather this week  FOX 5 Atlanta

U.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Republic of Georgia - The New York TimesU.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Republic of Georgia  The New York Times

Georgia High Court Nominees Whittle Themselves Down to 22 | Daily Report - Law.comGeorgia High Court Nominees Whittle Themselves Down to 22 | Daily Report  Law.com

Georgia suspends direct flights with Iran amid coronavirus outbreak - Agenda.geGeorgia suspends direct flights with Iran amid coronavirus outbreak  Agenda.ge

Warrant: Boyfriend strangled slain Georgia student - WIBWWarrant: Boyfriend strangled slain Georgia student  WIBW

UPDATE: Georgia 42 Southbound reopens after rain causes washout in Monroe County - 13WMAZ.comUPDATE: Georgia 42 Southbound reopens after rain causes washout in Monroe County  13WMAZ.com

Lawmakers debate allowing some to have guns in Georgia churches - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionLawmakers debate allowing some to have guns in Georgia churches  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia man missing for days; bank cards used in Florida - WSB AtlantaGeorgia man missing for days; bank cards used in Florida  WSB Atlanta

Georgia among the worst states for seniors contracting STDs, CDC says - WSB AtlantaGeorgia among the worst states for seniors contracting STDs, CDC says  WSB Atlanta

Testing cutback advancing through Georgia Senate - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionTesting cutback advancing through Georgia Senate  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia warns citizens in Italy as country faces worst outbreak of coronavirus in Europe - Agenda.geGeorgia warns citizens in Italy as country faces worst outbreak of coronavirus in Europe  Agenda.ge

Farmers get a taste of 4th Annual Georgia Citrus Association Conference - WALBFarmers get a taste of 4th Annual Georgia Citrus Association Conference  WALB

Georgia Senate passes bill to limit surprise medical bills - ModernHealthcare.comGeorgia Senate passes bill to limit surprise medical bills  ModernHealthcare.com

Georgia's Anthony Edwards honored by the SEC - WRDW-TVGeorgia's Anthony Edwards honored by the SEC  WRDW-TV

Georgia budget cuts impacting Department of Human Services the most - WSAV-TVGeorgia budget cuts impacting Department of Human Services the most  WSAV-TV

Rabid bat confirmed on Georgia campus, students warned - FOX 5 AtlantaRabid bat confirmed on Georgia campus, students warned  FOX 5 Atlanta

This Georgia Town Has Welcomed Thousands Of Refugees. Hear What Residents Have To Say - 89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleThis Georgia Town Has Welcomed Thousands Of Refugees. Hear What Residents Have To Say  89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Is Georgia Ready for a Trump of Its Own? - Foreign PolicyIs Georgia Ready for a Trump of Its Own?  Foreign Policy

McFadden hands Georgia win over Serbia, Poland beats Spain on the road - EurohoopsMcFadden hands Georgia win over Serbia, Poland beats Spain on the road  Eurohoops

Truck driver's lack of tires becomes Georgia police's 'Violation of the Week' - FOX 5 AtlantaTruck driver's lack of tires becomes Georgia police's 'Violation of the Week'  FOX 5 Atlanta

Growing push by lawmakers to help ‘Dreamers’ attend Georgia colleges - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionGrowing push by lawmakers to help ‘Dreamers’ attend Georgia colleges  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia at the center of clash between religious and gay and transgender groups over adoption - Washington ExaminerGeorgia at the center of clash between religious and gay and transgender groups over adoption  Washington Examiner

Closer Look: Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr Shares His Top 2020 Priorities; Advocates For Students With Dyslexia Call For More Funding And Resources | 90.1 FM WABE - WABE 90.1 FMCloser Look: Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr Shares His Top 2020 Priorities; Advocates For Students With Dyslexia Call For More Funding And Resources | 90.1 FM WABE  WABE 90.1 FM

Georgia man, 76, found dead in front yard with bite marks on body, sheriff says - WYFF4 GreenvilleGeorgia man, 76, found dead in front yard with bite marks on body, sheriff says  WYFF4 Greenville

Flood Warning issued for the Flint River in South Georgia - WCTVFlood Warning issued for the Flint River in South Georgia  WCTV

Missing Georgia man’s bank cards used in Florida - FOX 5 AtlantaMissing Georgia man’s bank cards used in Florida  FOX 5 Atlanta

Georgia educator killed in crash with man driving stolen car, police say - FOX 5 AtlantaGeorgia educator killed in crash with man driving stolen car, police say  FOX 5 Atlanta

New plans from Georgia State's Senate — Pay raises, coronavirus policy and online class expansion - The SignalNew plans from Georgia State's Senate — Pay raises, coronavirus policy and online class expansion  The Signal

Georgia father desperate to get wife, baby out of China amid coronavirus outbreak - WSB AtlantaGeorgia father desperate to get wife, baby out of China amid coronavirus outbreak  WSB Atlanta

Georgia's Jake Fromm receives NFL Combine measurements - UGA WireGeorgia's Jake Fromm receives NFL Combine measurements  UGA Wire

'And Then We Danced' Is a Love Letter to Brave LGBTQ Georgian People - Advocate.com'And Then We Danced' Is a Love Letter to Brave LGBTQ Georgian People  Advocate.com

Ongoing Drought in South Georgia - WCTVOngoing Drought in South Georgia  WCTV

Georgia man hopes to 'give back' after surviving throat cancer - FOX 5 AtlantaGeorgia man hopes to 'give back' after surviving throat cancer  FOX 5 Atlanta

House Freedom Caucus chairman endorses Collins's Georgia Senate bid | TheHill - The HillHouse Freedom Caucus chairman endorses Collins's Georgia Senate bid | TheHill  The Hill

Georgia House OKs budget line item for freight rail - Cherokee Tribune Ledger NewsGeorgia House OKs budget line item for freight rail  Cherokee Tribune Ledger News

How Georgia State continues to land transfers from top collegiate basketball programs - The SignalHow Georgia State continues to land transfers from top collegiate basketball programs  The Signal

Boyfriend of deceased Georgia college student Anitra Gunn charged with murder - CNNBoyfriend of deceased Georgia college student Anitra Gunn charged with murder  CNN

Georgia Drops Special Driver’s License Requirements for Puerto Ricans - The New York TimesGeorgia Drops Special Driver’s License Requirements for Puerto Ricans  The New York Times

Georgia's toughest players to replace from the 2019 team - 247SportsGeorgia's toughest players to replace from the 2019 team  247Sports

NFL combine invitee: Solomon Kindley, OL, Georgia, Jacksonville (Fla.) Raines - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionNFL combine invitee: Solomon Kindley, OL, Georgia, Jacksonville (Fla.) Raines  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Monday is the last day to register to vote in Georgia Presidential Primary - WRCB-TVMonday is the last day to register to vote in Georgia Presidential Primary  WRCB-TV

Panel rejects bill to expand Georgia campus police officers’ jurisdiction - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionPanel rejects bill to expand Georgia campus police officers’ jurisdiction  Atlanta Journal Constitution

RJ Hunter is back in Atlanta, but not for the Georgia State Panthers - The SignalRJ Hunter is back in Atlanta, but not for the Georgia State Panthers  The Signal

Jaguars make decision on former Georgia football WR - UGA WireJaguars make decision on former Georgia football WR  UGA Wire

Georgia elections chief sets qualifying for US Senate seat for next week - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionGeorgia elections chief sets qualifying for US Senate seat for next week  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Center for teen trafficking victims in Georgia to open next week - WSB AtlantaCenter for teen trafficking victims in Georgia to open next week  WSB Atlanta

Residents in middle Georgia town fear drinking water contaminated - The Albany HeraldResidents in middle Georgia town fear drinking water contaminated  The Albany Herald

Here’s how Georgia ranks for the most sinful states in the country - WSB AtlantaHere’s how Georgia ranks for the most sinful states in the country  WSB Atlanta

Georgia defeats Belgium in Rugby Europe Championship - Agenda.geGeorgia defeats Belgium in Rugby Europe Championship  Agenda.ge

U.S. should consider relocating Incirlik air base to Georgia - analyst - AhvalU.S. should consider relocating Incirlik air base to Georgia - analyst  Ahval

Jordan Thomas hits game-winning shot for Georgia College - Rockdale Newton CitizenJordan Thomas hits game-winning shot for Georgia College  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Body of college student missing since Valentine's Day found in Georgia; boyfriend arrested - USA TODAYBody of college student missing since Valentine's Day found in Georgia; boyfriend arrested  USA TODAY

Deputies looking for missing 17-year-old Georgia girl - wgxa.tvDeputies looking for missing 17-year-old Georgia girl  wgxa.tv

The 4 Georgia players with the most at stake at the 2020 NFL Combine - DawgNationThe 4 Georgia players with the most at stake at the 2020 NFL Combine  DawgNation

The solar panels on Jimmy Carter's farm in Georgia are powering half of his town - The WeekThe solar panels on Jimmy Carter's farm in Georgia are powering half of his town  The Week

Atlanta officer shot, killed by wife in Georgia home, police say - ActionNewsJax.comAtlanta officer shot, killed by wife in Georgia home, police say  ActionNewsJax.com

Bill: Raise Georgia’s minimum dropout age from 16 to 17 - WJXT News4JAXBill: Raise Georgia’s minimum dropout age from 16 to 17  WJXT News4JAX

Georgia’s Climate Change Opportunity - Civil GeorgiaGeorgia’s Climate Change Opportunity  Civil Georgia

Winter weather advisory issued for parts of north Georgia - WSB AtlantaWinter weather advisory issued for parts of north Georgia  WSB Atlanta

10 of the dreamiest places in Georgia - CNN10 of the dreamiest places in Georgia  CNN

Georgia Tech physicists unlock the secret to perfect wok-tossed fried rice - Ars TechnicaGeorgia Tech physicists unlock the secret to perfect wok-tossed fried rice  Ars Technica

TODAY is the deadline to register to vote in Georgia’s primary - WSB AtlantaTODAY is the deadline to register to vote in Georgia’s primary  WSB Atlanta

Bat found on Georgia university’s campus tests positive for rabies - WSB AtlantaBat found on Georgia university’s campus tests positive for rabies  WSB Atlanta

JENKINS: The Mall of Georgia: Use it or lose it - Gwinnettdailypost.comJENKINS: The Mall of Georgia: Use it or lose it  Gwinnettdailypost.com

Endangered Blue Whales Make 'Unprecedented' Comeback to South Georgia Island - EcoWatchEndangered Blue Whales Make 'Unprecedented' Comeback to South Georgia Island  EcoWatch

Jake Fromm of Georgia football all over draft boards - UGA WireJake Fromm of Georgia football all over draft boards  UGA Wire

Georgia 1st grader publishes her own book at age six - WCTVGeorgia 1st grader publishes her own book at age six  WCTV

Porch pirates could get five years in prison under new Georgia bill - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionPorch pirates could get five years in prison under new Georgia bill  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Forget Iowa. Georgia should be the first state to vote. - The Washington PostForget Iowa. Georgia should be the first state to vote.  The Washington Post

'Astonishing' blue whale numbers at South Georgia - BBC News'Astonishing' blue whale numbers at South Georgia  BBC News

Russia Boosts Its Military Contingent in Georgia's Occupied Territories - The Jamestown FoundationRussia Boosts Its Military Contingent in Georgia's Occupied Territories  The Jamestown Foundation

Georgia's best dishes, and where to eat them in Tbilisi - CNNGeorgia's best dishes, and where to eat them in Tbilisi  CNN

Bill allowing carry of guns into Georgia sails through House panel - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionBill allowing carry of guns into Georgia sails through House panel  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Why did a Georgia city prohibit tattoos on Sundays? - ABA JournalWhy did a Georgia city prohibit tattoos on Sundays?  ABA Journal

'This is home': Georgia National Fairgrounds dedicates new arena to Sonny Perdue - 13WMAZ.com'This is home': Georgia National Fairgrounds dedicates new arena to Sonny Perdue  13WMAZ.com

DEADLY HOME INVASION: Ghostface Gangsters arrested for shooting death of Georgia teen - WJCL NewsDEADLY HOME INVASION: Ghostface Gangsters arrested for shooting death of Georgia teen  WJCL News

Georgia race devolves into nasty GOP fight amid fears it could cost Senate majority - CNNGeorgia race devolves into nasty GOP fight amid fears it could cost Senate majority  CNN

UPDATE: Two fugitives wanted for murder in Georgia captured in Hixson; three other arrested in GA - WRCB-TVUPDATE: Two fugitives wanted for murder in Georgia captured in Hixson; three other arrested in GA  WRCB-TV

Chiefs’ Mecole Hardman talks Super Bowl win in promotional video for Georgia football - Kansas City StarChiefs’ Mecole Hardman talks Super Bowl win in promotional video for Georgia football  Kansas City Star

Winter Weather Advisory: Snow expected in north Georgia mountains on Thursday - 11Alive.com WXIAWinter Weather Advisory: Snow expected in north Georgia mountains on Thursday  11Alive.com WXIA

Georgia Football is Deeper Than Ever Before at Quarterback - Sports IllustratedGeorgia Football is Deeper Than Ever Before at Quarterback  Sports Illustrated

LIVE UPDATES | Strong storms moving into north Georgia - 11Alive.com WXIALIVE UPDATES | Strong storms moving into north Georgia  11Alive.com WXIA

This city was named the best for singles in Georgia - WSB AtlantaThis city was named the best for singles in Georgia  WSB Atlanta

Time’s running out on ‘Ant Man Show’ at Georgia - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionTime’s running out on ‘Ant Man Show’ at Georgia  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia deputies conduct ground, air search for missing teen girl - wgxa.tvGeorgia deputies conduct ground, air search for missing teen girl  wgxa.tv

WATCH: Georgia's Tyree Crump hits buzzer beater to stun Vandy - 247SportsWATCH: Georgia's Tyree Crump hits buzzer beater to stun Vandy  247Sports

2 Georgia women sentenced in child pornography case - WTOC2 Georgia women sentenced in child pornography case  WTOC

Collins won’t accept Trump’s intel post, vows to stay in Georgia Senate race - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionCollins won’t accept Trump’s intel post, vows to stay in Georgia Senate race  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Vikings select Georgia offensive lineman Andrew Thomas in CBS Sports mock draft - Vikings WireVikings select Georgia offensive lineman Andrew Thomas in CBS Sports mock draft  Vikings Wire

Ro Khanna Backs Nabilah Islam, Dubbed AOC of Atlanta, in Contested Georgia Primary - The InterceptRo Khanna Backs Nabilah Islam, Dubbed AOC of Atlanta, in Contested Georgia Primary  The Intercept

This Tennessee university plans to offer tuition discounts to Georgia students - WSB AtlantaThis Tennessee university plans to offer tuition discounts to Georgia students  WSB Atlanta

University of Georgia Getting 20 More Electric Buses, Bringing Fleet To 33 - CleanTechnicaUniversity of Georgia Getting 20 More Electric Buses, Bringing Fleet To 33  CleanTechnica

Roedig One-Hits Buckeyes to Clinch Series – Baseball — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - Georgia Tech Official Athletic SiteRoedig One-Hits Buckeyes to Clinch Series – Baseball — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets  Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site