Georgia is a country that sits in the Caucasus region, under Russia and near Turkey, important strategically and commercially as it is on the border of Europe and Asia.
Here are some interesting facts about this country of warm people, incredible wine, beautiful sites, and a long, storied past. If you haven’t made your way over there yet, what are you waiting for?
Georgia Facts: The Flag
Have a look at this flag, huh (you can click on it to open it to its full-sized glory)? It looks like the banner of the victorious side in a medieval crusade, no?
The Georgian flag is also known as the “Five Cross Flag,” and was recently adopted in 2004 after its widespread use during the Rose Revolution in 2003. It was probably adapted from an earlier flag of Tbilisi, its capital, which shows a red Jerusalem cross on a white background; vexillologists (those who study flags and emblems) have found references to this Tbilisi flag from as far back as the 14th century.
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