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Interesting Facts about Georgia

Georgia Interesting Facts

Georgia, officially Georgia, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Georgia:

  • Georgia is home for the world's deepest cave - Veryovkina Cave, which is located in the western Caucasus and is part of the Gagra Mountain range. Its staggering depth of 2,212m (7,257ft) makes it the deepest cave in the world.
  • During an archaeological dig near Dmanisi, the 1.8 million-year-old pair Zezva and Mzia's skulls—the earliest human remains in the Caucasus—were discovered. They are regarded as a crucial bridge connecting African and European forebears.
  • Georgia is one of the most environmentally varied nations on the earth, with climates ranging from subtropical to semi-desert and even alpine.
  • The historic city and former capital of Mtskheta, the magnificent cathedral complex known as the Gelati Monastery, and the hilly area of Upper Svaneti have all made it on the list, and there are many more on the provisional list.
  • Georgian has developed its own alphabet as a consequence of the distinct influences of Greek and Iranian languages. The language has undergone three distinct revisions over its existence, although the current version only has 33 letters.
  • Georgian Jews, who are divided into two groups, have been in the nation for almost 2,600 years, whereas Ashkenazi Jews arrived in the 19th century.
  • The traditions of polyphonic music, which is choral folk music performed by two or more voices, extend back before the early fourth century AD, when Christianity was first introduced to Georgia.
  • Georgia is where Joseph Stalin was born. In 1878, he was born in Gori, which at the time was a part of the Russian Empire. In Gori, there is currently a museum honoring Stalin's life (indeed, honors!).
  • In 2017, it was ranked as the seventh-safest place in the world to go, although avoid specific regions near the Russian border.
  • Georgia has a long history of blood feuds, which the dictionary defines as "a long fight between families including a cycle of retaliatory homicides." This is one of the most intriguing facts about Georgia. Although the outdated practice is now forbidden, it is nevertheless carried out in some regions of the nation.
  • In 1984, Katie Melua was born in Tbilisi. The singer has maintained close links to Georgia despite leaving when she was just eight years old. The Gori Women's Choir was included on her 2016 album in Winter, which was recorded in Georgia.
  • A "fortress-monastery-palace complex" cut into Erusheti Mountain is Vardzia, located in Georgia. The 6,000-room cave city contained a bakery, a cathedral, wine cellars, an irrigation system, and royal apartments and was constructed as a haven from the invading Mongol Empire.
  • The majority of Georgians belong to the Georgian Orthodox Church, which follows the ancient Julian calendar for its liturgical feasts. Christmas is therefore observed on January 7 rather than the customary December 25.
  • Georgia boasts nearly every sort of climate, from subtropical and alpine to semi-desert, making it one of the most biodiverse regions on earth. Lynxes, bears, and a few leopards live in the dense forest that makes up 40% of the nation.
  • The fact that Georgia had a turbulent past and endured several invasions is still evident in a number of language occurrences. For instance, the Georgian word for "Hello" sounds like "Gamardshoba" (properly: Gamardshobat), which literally translates to "Be a winner! The phrase "good morning" is pronouced as "Dila mschwidobisa," which roughly translates to "Morning of the globe." The phrase "good evening" (Ghame mschwidobisa) has the same meaning.
  • Georgia is a rugby-playing nation.
  • Georgia is home to several historical landmarks. UNESCO has preserved the Bagrati Cathedral in Kutaisi, the Gelat Monastery, the ancient sites in Mtskheta, and Upper Svaneti as part of the world heritage project.
  • Some of the traditional foods of Georgia are Khinkali (Georgian Dumplings), Badrijani Nigvzit, Lobio (Bean Soup), Qababi (Kebabs), Dolmas, Chakapuli, Mtsvadi (Meat Skewers), and Satsivi.
  • Not drinking is unacceptable in Georgia. Every gathering, whether it be a dinner, a birthday celebration, or a casual get-together, is characterized by wine and excessive drinking. Therefore, if you say you don't drink, everyone will be surprised, if not outraged. Georgians don't understand how someone might dislike drinking. To prevent repeated calls for you to take a drink, just be nice and take little sips.
  • Gudauri, a ski resort in Georgia, is an excellent location for heliskiing due of the copious snow, breathtaking views, and expansive slopes. New ski resort Gudauri has all the advantages of popular European destinations without the crowds. Gudauri still boasts excellent slopes for snowboarders and skiers in the beginning and intermediate levels, so don't worry if you're not an adrenaline junkie.
  • Georgia shares land borders with Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Turkey.

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