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About GeorgiaWelcome to Georgia (საქართველო Sak'art'velo), known officially from 1990 to 1995 as the Republic of Georgia (2005 est. pop. 4,677,000), is a country to the east of the Black Sea, most of which is located in the South Caucasus, while a portion of the territory lies in the North Caucasus. A former republic of the Soviet Union, it shares borders with Russia in the north and Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan in the south, area 69,700 sq km (26,900 sq mi).

Georgia is an amazing cluster of cultures, religions, fascinating landscapes and ancient history. The country where everyone can find something to his liking - from snowy peaks to subtropical shores, from deserts to lush forests, from cities to enchanting villages. Ethnic Georgians constitute a majority of the population. The official language is Georgian, one of the oldest languages in the world. Tbilisi is the capital and by far the largest city.

-»»Forecast for today
Forecast for today in Tbilisi: Cloudy, a shower in the p.m.
Cloudy, a shower in the p.m.
Forecast for today in Kutaisi: Some sun, warm; a p.m. shower
Some sun, warm; a p.m. shower
Forecast for today in Batumi: Nice with sun and clouds
Nice with sun and clouds
Forecast for today in Sukhumi: An a.m. shower; mostly sunny
An a.m. shower; mostly sunny
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Wed, 16 April, 2014
Exchange Rate
United States Dollar1 USD=1.6549
European Euro1 EUR=2.0779
Russian Ruble100 RUB=5.1564
British Pound Sterling1 GBP=2.6184
Japanese Yen100 JPY=2.1063
Swiss Franc1 CHF=1.7302
Other currencies »
Wed, 29 August, 2012

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Georgian NewsWednesday, 16 April, 2014 @08:03:43

Health tourism destinations in Georgia
Georgia was popular health tourism destination during the Soviet period. It attracted tourists from all over the Soviet Union. Health resorts like Tskaltubo, Borjomi and Likani were popular destinations for tourists. In recent years, Georgia started reviving these ...

Constitutional changes in Armenia
On April 10, 2014 a commission under the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, submitted a draft of the constitutional reforms in the country. The amendments aim at making the governing system in the country close to perfect. The concept of the new ...

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Moratorium announced during election period
The Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Davit Narmania, officially stepped down and announced the launch of the election campaign on April 14. The Prime Minister of Georgia has already named his substitute. PM Irakli Gharibashvili also ...

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The News in Brief
The Government of Georgia is guaranteeing the upcoming local self-government election will be free, fair and transparent. The importance of a transparent electoral environment was emphasized by Vice Prime Minister Kakha Kaladze after a Government ...

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Campaign concert “We Choose Europe” held in Tbilisi
A peaceful rally and a concert was held at Europe Square in Tbilisi on Sunday to support the country's foreign policy and its choice to join the European Union. High ranking state officials, including President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Deputy Foreign Minister ...

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Date of local elections announced
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili issued an order on Sunday announcing June 15 as the date of the local elections. It means that the official launching of the election campaign has started in Georgia. Traditionally the local elections do not mean much, ...

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Under a Blood Moon: 1st Total Lunar Eclipse of 2014 Wows Stargazers (Photos)
The moon took on an eerie blood-red hue early Tuesday during the first total lunar eclipse of 2014, a celestial sight that wowed potentially millions of stargazers across North and South America. The total lunar eclipse of April 15 lasted about 3.5 hours ...

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ODIHR Observation Mission for Local Elections Unlikely for Now
Civil Georgia
OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is not likely to deploy its observers in Georgia to monitor the June 15 local elections because of financial reasons. ODIHR's spokesperson, Thomas Rymer, told Civil.ge in an email on April ...

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UNM Names Zugdidi, Batumi Mayoral Candidates
Civil Georgia
UNM opposition party formally kicked off its election campaign on Saturday with an outdoor rally in Zugdidi, town in Samegrelo region in western Georgia. UNM named chief of staff of local city council, Sakrebulo, Teimuraz Basilaia as a candidate for Zugididi ...

Civil Georgia

The Hope That Never Dies
Civil Georgia
Nineli Andriadze, caretaker of Missing Persons Museum in Tbilisi, shows album of missing persons. Photo: George Gogua. Bella Zaldastanishvili's world shattered on September 22, 1993, when a plane carrying over 110 people from Tbilisi was shot down ...

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