Definition of Georgia in English:


Line breaks: Geor|gia
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɔːdʒə
1A country in the Caucasus of SW Asia, on the eastern shore of the Black Sea; population 4,615,800 (est. 2009); languages, Georgian (official), Russian, and Armenian; capital, Tbilisi.

An independent kingdom in medieval times, Georgia became part of the Russian empire in the 19th century and then was absorbed into the Soviet Union. On the break-up of the USSR in 1991, Georgia became an independent republic outside the Commonwealth of Independent States

2A state of the south-eastern US, on the Atlantic coast; population 9,685,744 (est. 2008); capital, Atlanta. Founded as an English colony in 1732 and named after George II, it became one of the original thirteen states of the Union (1788).

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