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Georgia By Asa Travel

  1. 1. HOTEL BOOKING PACKAGES WINE TOURS WEEKEND TRIPS MICE SKI RESORTS Republic of GEORGIA The Country of the Golden Flee Made by Maia Odisharia 7 February 2008
  2. 2. GEORGIA Where Europe meets Asia IRAN MEDITERANEAN SEA
  3. 3. Georgia – General Information • Located between Europe & Asia, between the Black and Caspian Seas, on the Caucasus mountain chain • Border countries: Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia • 69,700 square km, 315km of coastline • Population (July 2007 est.): 4.65 million • Capital city (January 2007 est.): Tbilisi with 1.1 million citizens • 3 autonomous republics: Abkhazia, Adjara, and South Ossetia
  4. 4. Georgia – General Information • Religion: Orthodox Christian 83.9%, Muslim 9.9%, Armenian-Gregorian 3.9%, Catholic 0.8%, other 0.8%, none 0.7% • Ethnic Groups: Georgian 83.8%, Azeri 6.5%, Armenian 5.7%, Russian 1.5%, other 2.5% (2002 census) • Monetary unit: Georgian lari (GEL) 1 GEL = 100 TETRI 1 EUR = 2.238 GEL (July. 08) • Time zone: GMT +4
  5. 5. The Capital Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia since the V century AD The name Tbilisi comes from the word “Tbili” that means “worm” and is connected to the legend about the city…
  6. 6. Climate From subtropical climate in the west: City Batumi by the Black Sea cost To continental climate in the east: City Telavi
  7. 7. Ski Resorts Gudauri 2000 m Bakuriani 1 700 m 110 km from Tbilisi 175 km from Tbilisi Season lasts from December to May, snow cover during last 3 years: Good
  8. 8. Heritage Fortresses and churches dating from VI century Gergety Trinity church 2 400 m above sea level, the highest height for church in Europe Village Mestia: part of UNESCO world heritage
  9. 9. Heritage 3 Cave Towns dating from II-I century BC to XII century AD
  10. 10. History • History of Georgian tribes begins from II millennium BC • The first European tourists, the Argonauts, came to Georgia (the home of Media) and the legend of the Golden Fleece originated here • One of the two primary routes of Silk Road goes directly through Georgia • Relationship between Roman Empery and Georgia begins from I century BC • Georgia became Christian country in 375, Georgian church has autocephaly • Ioseb Jugashvili was born in Gori, Georgia In 21st December, 1879 later he was known as STALIN
  11. 11. Georgia: Where Wine Begins Georgia is unquestionably the birthplace of wine. Grape seeds have been found in Caucasian tombs 7000 years old, along with wine implements such as clay vessels, nowhere else in the world is their evidence of viniculture so old. Indeed the word "wine" has been traced to our Georgian word g'vino, which has been in use for far longer than most modern languages have existed. Indeed there is no country where wine is more revered and a wine culture so developed and cherished. Incredibly there are over 500 indigenous species of grape (most used for wine) far more than anywhere else, most of them still completely unknown to the rest of the world. Here you can taste wildly unique varieties of wine in a vast array of subtle flavor ifferences.
  12. 12. Georgian Feast: Tamada Georgia's ancient and venerated tradition of hostility extends to the table as well. Georgian toasting is a thing apart; it is at the very center of our culture, nowhere is it so elaborate, eloquent and inclusive. As the night goes on it inevitably it extends to poetry, psychology and the soaring heights of philosophy, and then back down to the simple joys of life. This is a gift shared by one and all in this land of laughter, love, generosity, food and wine, and guests are always most welcome. For Georgians Guest is Sent by God
  13. 13. Thank You For Your Attention!!! Country, where first Europeans settled…!* *http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4418363.stm

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