The nation of Georgia is on the border between Europe and Asia, making it a transcontinental country with a fascinating history and vibrant modern culture. Georgia is bordered by Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey; and has a population of about four and a half million people. The history of Georgia goes back to the Kingdom of Colchis and Iberia, and since then there have been a number of significant historical moments which have helped to define the modern Georgian people.
The newspapers are a good source of information about the nation if you can speak at least a little Georgian, and have the added benefit of providing you with information about new offers and sales. Briefmarkenauktion (stamp auction) products are sometimes advertised on sale in Georgian newspapers, as are many other items.
The land that is now called Georgia has been inhabited since early stone age times, with the tribes that proceeded the early states of Colchis and Iberia first appearing in evidence in the 12th century BC. The kingdom of Georgia was one of the first examples of a collective and advanced state, coming into existence in the 4th century BC. The Georgian people have had a long relationship to Christianity, which became the official religion there in 337 AD, making it one of the first countries to adopt an early form of Christianity as a state religion. Georgia reached prominence in the 12th and 13th centuries, with this period widely known as the Golden Age or Renaissance. In 1800, Georgia was incorporated into the Russian empire, although there was much protest and the Georgian nobility did not agree in full to this proclamation until 1802.
The recent Russian invasion of Georgia is a clear example of how the relationship between these two nations has not always been the friendliest. On the date of April 9, 1991, after the fall of the USSR – Georgia declared independence and the modern state of Georgia was born. Many things have flourished in the nation since this time, with tourism taking off in a big way. There are many things to do in Georgia, with the fantastic geography providing visitors with lots of sight seeing opportunities. Recent developments, including lots of tourist infrastructure projects such as hotels and transportation systems have also gone a long way to securing more visitors to the country.
Tourist brochures and newspapers are a great way to find out about some of the local tours in Georgia, selling coins (Münzen verkaufen) and the coin pouch products offered for sale in these publications make it more than worth while to have a look at them. Georgia is a beautiful country with a rich culture and diverse landscape that is filled with friendly people. Due to the diverse climate throughout the nation, you can find everything there from marshland and rainforests to glaciers and even semi-arid plains. If you are looking for something a little different then the unique position and culture of Georgia make it a great travelling destination.