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  BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Country profiles | Country profile: Georgia
Since independence, the people of Georgia have endured periods of civil war and unrest as well as violence related to the independence aspirations of the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
On becoming president Mr Saakashvili vowed to restore Georgia's territorial integrity by returning the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia to the fold.
Mr Saakashvili was born in Tbilisi in 1967.
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  Georgia travel guide - Wikitravel
Georgia (Georgian: საქართველო, transliterated as Sakartvelo) [1] is a country in the Caucasus.
Georgia is a multi-ethnic state, the dominant ethnic group are the Kartveli, but other significant Georgian ethnic groups include the Mingreli, Laz, and Svan (all of whom speak Georgian languages distinct from the national language, Kartuli).
Georgia, on the periphery of the Soviet Union, also contributed greatly to the dissolution of the Soviet Union with nationalist calls for independence (and the Georgians have catalyzed the dissolution of empires before).
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  Georgia (country) - MSN Encarta
Georgia is the westernmost country of the South Caucasus (the southern portion of the region of Caucasus), which occupies the isthmus between the Black and Caspian seas; Azerbaijan and Armenia are also located in the South Caucasus.
Georgia is a country of extremely diverse terrain, with high mountain ranges and fertile coastal lowlands.
Georgia’s ancient culture is evident in the republic’s architecture, which is renowned for the role it played in the development of the Byzantine style.
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  Georgia (country) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Georgia (Georgian: საქართველო, transliterated as Sakartvelo), known officially from 1990 to 1995 as the Republic of Georgia, is a country in Eurasia (Eastern Europe/Western Asia)
The southern portion of the country is bounded by the Lesser Caucasus Mountains.
Georgia is the second oldest country after Armenia to declare Christianity as an official state religion of Kartli (Iberia) in 325.
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 Georgia, country, Asia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Georgia borders on the Black Sea in the west, on Turkey and Armenia in the south, on Azerbaijan in the east, and on Russia in the north.
The climate is humid subtropical in the Black Sea lowland of Mingrelia, alpine in the Greater and Lesser Caucasus, and dry in the Kura steppes in the east.
Georgia is rich in minerals, notably manganese (mined mostly at Chiatura and in Imeritia) and copper; tungsten, coal, lignite, barites, iron, molybdenum, oil, and peat are also found.
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 Georgia (country)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Georgia (Georgian: საქართველო, transliterated as Sakartvelo) is a country in Eurasia in the South Caucasus.
Georgia is currently a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the World Trade Organization and the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.
Georgia is the second oldest country after Armenia to declare Christianity as an official state religion of Kartli (Iberia) in 327 and Georgia has one of the richest Christian heritages and traditions in the world.
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 Georgia | Governments of the World
Georgia, bordered by Russia on the north, Azerbaijan and Armenia on the southeast, Turkey on the southwest, and the Black Sea on the west, is situated on the dividing line between Europe and Asia.
The total population of Georgia was estimated at 4.7 million in 2004.
A native son of Georgia, Joseph Stalin (1879–1953), was the Soviet Union's most brutal dictator from the 1920s until his death in 1953.
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 Georgia (country) information - Search.com
Georgia (Georgian: საქართველო, transliterated as Sakartvelo), known officially from 1990 to 1995 as the Republic of Georgia, is a country in Eurasia (Eastern Europe/Western Asia)
The southern portion of the country is bounded by the Lesser Caucasus Mountains.
Georgia is pinning its hopes for long-term recovery on the development of an international transportation corridor through the key Black Sea ports of P'ot'i and Batumi.
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Country Music: Overview
Country music has played a large role in the culture of Georgia, as it has in all southern states, and Georgians have played major roles in the history of country music.
of commercial country music corresponds with both the urban migration of rural southerners, prompted to move first by the promise of city jobs and then by the agricultural setbacks of the Great Depression, and with the rise of radio as a form of entertainment.
Chet Atkins, who was born in Tennessee and raised in Mountain City, Georgia, led the country music industry into fashioning a softer style, which featured string arrangements and background vocal ensembles.
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 Politics of Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Politics of Georgia is structured as a presidential representative democratic republic, with a pluriform multi-party system, and the President as head of government.
In NATO-context Georgia is currently an IPAP-country (and will probably become a MAP-country in November 2006), while membership in the EU is a more distant project.
The Parliament of Georgia (Sak'art'velos Parlamenti), also know as the Umaghiesi Sabcho (Supreme Council) has 235 members, elected for a four year term, 150 seats by proportional representation and 75 in single-seat constituencies and 10 members represent displaced persons from the separatist region of Abkhazia.
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 Country Pages: Georgia
Located in the region known as the Caucasus, Georgia borders the Black Sea in the west; the Russian republics of Chechnya, Ingushetia and North Ossetia in the north; and Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey in the south.
In 1992 Georgia became a member of the United Nations and in 1995 Georgia's constitution was adopted and presidential elections were held.
Georgia, about the size of West Virginia, is a land of high mountain ranges, including the Greater Caucasus range in the north and the Lesser Caucasus range in the south that runs parallel to the Turkish and Armenian borders.
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 NCSJ - Georgia page
Georgia argues that Russia’s war in Chechnya is responsible for an influx of refugees and guerillas into the area, already notorious for drug and weapons smuggling activity.
Georgia had been among the most prosperous republics of the Soviet Union, but its economy was devastated by the 1991 Soviet breakup, the 1991-94 civil war, and secessionist conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia in 1990-94.
Georgia is generally considered to have provided a hospitable environment toward Jews, though conditions deteriorated after an anti-communist rebellion in Georgia was suppressed by the Soviets in 1924.
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 Country Profiles Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Georgia was well known to both the ancient Romans and Greeks and featured in the Greek legend of Jason and the Argonauts, who travelled there in search of the Golden Fleece.
Georgia continues to support the coalition forces in Iraq, with a contribution of 850 troops which is set to increase.
The Presidents of Georgia, Armenia and the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan (President Aliev was unable to travel due to ill health), met with EU Foreign Ministers on 22 June 1999 in Luxembourg to mark the entry into force of the PCAs.
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 Wikinfo | Georgia (country)
Georgia (საქართველო Sakartvelo in Georgian), known from 1990 to 1995 as the Republic of Georgia, is a country to the east of the Black Sea in the south Caucasus.
Georgia was taken over by the Russian Tsarist Empire on September 12, 1801.
In February 25, 1921 the Democratic Republic of Georgia was occupied by Soviet Russia and was incorporated into a Transcaucasian Federative Soviet Socialist Republic uniting Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
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 ACG Region Country Information - Georgia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The programme was prepared by the National Anti-corruption Programme Elaboration Group of Georgia under the auspices of Presidential Decree #296 (9th of July 2000) and it includes a close examination of the current corruption situation in Georgia and lists specific recommendations for immediate action to alleviate the problem.
Problem of Corruption In Georgia: Political, Legal, and Economic Aspects - presentation of Dr. Londa Esadze, Chairman of the IBA of the Parliament of Georgia in International Millenium Conference "Ethics in the New Millennium -Bridging the Public and Private Sectors", 24-28 September 2000, Ottawa, Canada.
The diagnostic in Georgia, undertaken in cooperation with USAID, was released by the Government in June 2000.
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 FAO Representation in Georgia
Georgia occupies an area of 69 700 sq.km (the population is 5.2 million), with 50 percent of its landmass mountainous and at over 1500 metres, the country ranges from fertile valleys to semi-arid desert and the subtropical coast of the Black Sea.
The EDPRP was discussed and approved in June 2003, and the government of Georgia subscribed to its implementation.
Georgia’s accession to the World Trade Organization is a demonstration of the Government’s commitment to pursuing policies geared to economic expansion and improved integration into global systems.
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 Georgia Travel Guide | Travel Information Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Apart from the dire state of the Georgian economy, the country's main problems have been the secessionist revolts in the outlying Georgian provinces of Abkhazia on the Black Sea coast (where Gamsakhurdia was located) and South Ossetia in the north.
Formerly the holiday haunt of the privileged elite of the Soviet Union, Georgia is blessed with stunning scenery, a balmy climate and a rich variety of flora and fauna.
Sukhumi, the capital of Abkhazia in the far northwest of Georgia, was until civil unrest began a relaxed, sunny port/resort, renowned for its beaches fringed with palms and eucalyptus trees, lively open-air cafes and cosmopolitan population.
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Clayton McMichen (1900-1970)
Clayton McMichen became one of the most successful and respected fiddlers to gain experience and exposure at the Georgia Old-Time Fiddlers' Conventions, held in Atlanta from 1913 to 1935.
They soon became one of the most frequently appearing acts on the station, and their programs, featuring a mixture of fiddle tunes, popular jazz numbers, and familiar ballads, provided entertainment for WSB listeners over the next four years.
Some of his compositions that gained wide acceptance among country musicians were "My Carolina Home," "Dear Old Dixie Land," "Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia," and "Georgiana Moon." He died in Battletown, Kentucky, on January 3, 1970.
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 Georgia : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
Georgia : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
Please note: The current Country Study was previously in a multi-country volume.
Chapter numbers reflect those used in the printed book.
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 Country Clubs in GEORGIA - Best Country Clubs GEORGIA Online Country Club Directory
Here is where you'll find country clubs in GEORGIA.
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To add a country club in GEORGIA click the club advertising button above.
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 AllRefer.com - Country Studies for Georgia | Georgian Information Resource
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