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Interesting facts about Georgia

If after reading this article there appears a desire to visit this beautiful country – do not forget to contact the directory of enterprises and organizations of the country, where you can familiarize yourself with the price list for the services of these enterprises.
1. Sakartvelo – the Georgians call their country that way. This word comes from the name of the people who lived in the territory of present-day Georgia – Kartvels. The word “Georgia” came to the Russian language in the XVII-XVIII centuries, from the Arabic “Gurdzhistan”. English-speaking people call Georgia “Georgia” (Georgia), which is why foreigners often confuse Georgia with the same American state.
2. On the territory of Georgia found the remains of the first representatives of the human race. They were discovered in 1991 in Dmanisi. It is proved that the remains of approximately 1.77 million years. The ancient people were given the names Zezva and Mzia.
3. Georgia is one of the oldest wine regions in the world. Archaeologists have confirmed that eight thousand years ago, vineyards were cultivated here and wine was produced. Today, thousands of different grape varieties are cultivated in Georgia, about 500 of the four thousand grape varieties known all over the world have Georgian roots. In 2013, according to the decision of UNESCO, the Georgian way of aging wine in kvevri (clay jugs) was included in the list of untouchable cultural heritage of mankind.
4. In the Orthodox world, Georgia is considered to be the lot of the Virgin Mary – a land that is under the special patronage of the Mother of God. The patron saint of the country is St. George, and the Heaton Lord is kept in the ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta (near Tbilisi).
5. Georgian polyphony is recognized by UNESCO as a masterpiece of world polyphony, and in 1976, the US space agency NASA sent the Georgian song Chakrulo into space as an example of the musical abilities of humanity.
6. The unique Georgian language is distinguished not only by its unusual beauty, but also by its complexity – the pronunciation of a number of words can be a real test for many.
So, in the Georgian language there are words from eight consonants in a row – for example (“gvprtskvnis”). But this is not a “ceiling” – in the famous Georgian work “The Knight in Tiger’s Skin” the word with 11 consonants in a row is used – and it sounds like “vephvtmbardgvneli”.
7. The commune of Ushguli at an altitude of 2086-2200 meters above sea level is recognized as the highest permanently populated area in Europe. And the highest point of Georgia is the mountain peak Shkhara – 5.068 meters.
8. Georgia is among the ten safest countries in the world by rating Crime Index for Country 2016. The Telegraph has included Georgia in the Top 10 countries with developing tourism, and Georgia ranks fourth in Europe for ease of doing business.
9. “The Eighth Wonder of the World” is called the international press Georgian national dances. Their feature – toypoint technique – dance on the finger tips in special leather shoes.
10. And finally – the most delicious. Georgian cuisine is considered one of the best in the world. Only cheeses here there are more than 250 species.

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