Key: 4160  
Country:
Group: Russian
Volume: 42
Issued: 329 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 69,700 sq.km; Population - 4,989,000; Capital - T'bilisi
A Republic in southwestern Asia, one of the Caucasian states.
Georgia's economy has traditionally revolved around Black Sea tourism.
Became an Independent Republic in 1918 and in 1922 conjoined with AZERBAIJAN and
ARMENIA to form the Transcaucasian Soviet Federation as a member state of the
Soviet Union. In 1921 the territory of Adzhar with its capital BATUM became an
autonomous territory of Georgia.
In 1936, the Transcaucasian Federation came apart and the three Republics were
again proclaimed individual States within the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
(see RUSSIA, Soviet Union). Stamps issuing between 1919-1923 when replaced by those of
TRANSCAUCASIAN FEDERATION. Georgia attained independence from the Soviet Union
in 1991, since then reissued stamps. Annual output about 50.
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Inscriptions
LA GEORGIE
REPUBLIQUE GEORGIENNE
Georgian script
Russian stamps overprinted and surcharged with Georgian script
GRUZIJA
GEORGIA

Index
GEORGIA
      National Republic 1919-1920
      Soviet Republic 1921-1923
      Republic 1993-
 
Currency
100 Kopecks = 1 Ruble
1 Ruble = 1 Kupon (1993)
100 Tetri = 1 Lari
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Related Countries

AZERBAIJAN
Azerbaijan

ARMENIA
Armenia

BATUM
Batum

RUSSIA, Soviet Union
Russia, Soviet Union

TRANSCAUCASIAN FEDERATION
Transcaucasian Federation