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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: A t-storm late this afternoon
A t-storm late this afternoon
Forecast for today in Kutaisi: Sun and towering clouds
Sun and towering clouds
Forecast for today in Batumi: Clouds and sun with a t-storm
Clouds and sun with a t-storm
Forecast for today in Sukhumi: Sunshine and humid
Sunshine and humid
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Fri, 22 August, 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 NewsFriday, 22 August, 2014 @20:15:55

Georgian PM Speaks by Phone with German Chancellor
Civil Georgia
Georgian prime minister's office said on August 21 that PM Irakli Garibashvili spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “Situation in the region was discussed,” the Georgian PM's office said. “NATO summit in Wales [in early September] was one ...

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Georgian MFA 'Concerned over Escalation' of Hostilities in Eastern Ukraine
Civil Georgia
A shell explosion in Ukraine's separatist-held city of Donetsk damaged building of the Georgian consulate, the Georgian Foreign Ministry said on August 21. No one was injured, it said, as the consulate, located on Kotsiubynsky street, had been evacuated ...

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Azerbaijan continues overhaul at railway section towards Georgia
Azerbaijan Railways CJSC began overhaul at a nine kilometer Poylu-Agstafa section as part of the overhaul of the Baku-Boyuk Kesik railway (in the direction of Georgia), the company said Aug. 21. "The overhaul will last until the end of this month," the report ...

The News in Brief
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili held a telephone conversation with French President Francois Hollande today and discussed the state of the region. The two officials spoke about the processes taking place in the region, topics expected to be ...

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Two missing after Kazbegi landslide
Two people are missing after a landslide in northern Georgia. The Governor of Kazbegi Givi Kirakashvili said a Georgian and Turkish citizen, both employees at the Dariali Hydro Power Plant (HPP) are missing. The second landslide in the area closed down ...

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Consumer tariffs will presumably remain the same
Consumer tariffs will presumably remain the same, Georgian Minister of Energy Kakha Kaladze told journalists on Wednesday. “As you know, tariffs are determined by several components such as generation, distribution… I do not exclude a cost increase in ...

Mayor's Office rechecks subordinated LTDs
Tbilisi Mayor's office is going to check all its subordinated LTDs. The initiative belongs to the Mayor of Tbilisi Davit Narmania. According to Narmania, there are suspicions over misspending of money by the LTDs. “I have requested to the ministry of finance to ...

New ferry service connects Georgia and Bulgaria
It's been four years since a ferry connected Georgia and Bulgaria but this week a new sea service opened to reconnect the two countries. On Monday Druzhba's Ferry resumed travel between Georgia and Bulgaria, which boasts the shortest route from Georgia ...

How the Association Agreement will influence prices
The Georgian people, politicians and analysts continue to speculate over how the signing of the Association Agreement (AA) with the EU will influence the price of products in Georgia. It has been stressed that the signing of the agreement will make Georgian ...

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Panjikidze: No obstacle in the AA ratification process
Georgian Foreign Minister, Maia Panjikidze says the fact that only four countries have ratified the Association Agreement (AA) between Georgia and the European Union so far is normal, as a majority of the parliaments have suspended their work for summer ...

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