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/ ˈdʒɔr dʒə /
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a state in the southeastern United States. 58,876 square miles (152,489 square kilometers). Capital: Atlanta. Abbreviations: GA (for use with zip code), Ga.
Also called Georgian Republic. a republic in Transcaucasia, bordering on the Black Sea, north of Turkey and Armenia: an independent kingdom for about 2,000 years. 26,872 square miles (69,700 square kilometers). Capital: Tbilisi.
Strait of Georgia, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean in southwestern Canada between Vancouver Island and the mainland. 150 miles (240 kilometers) long.
a female given name: George + feminine ending -a.
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British Dictionary definitions for Georgia

/ (ˈdʒɔːdʒjə) /

a republic in NW Asia, on the Black Sea: an independent kingdom during the middle ages, it was divided by Turkey and Persia in 1555; became part of Russia in 1918 and a separate Soviet republic in 1936; its independence was recognized internationally in 1992. It is rich in minerals and has hydroelectric resources. Official language: Georgian. Religion: believers are mainly Christian or Muslim. Currency: lari. Capital: Tbilisi. Pop: 4 555 911 (2013 est). Area: 69 493 sq km (26 831 sq miles)
a state of the southeastern US, on the Atlantic: consists of coastal plains with forests and swamps, rising to the Cumberland Plateau and the Appalachians in the northwest Capital: Atlanta. Pop: 8 684 715 (2003 est). Area: 152 489 sq km (58 876 sq miles)Abbreviation: Ga, (with zip code) GA
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Cultural definitions for Georgia (1 of 2)


Republic in extreme southwestern Asia on the Black Sea, bordered to the north and northeast by Russia, to the east by Azerbaijan, and to the south by Armenia and Turkey. Its capital and largest city is Tbilisi.

notes for Georgia

This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1991.

Cultural definitions for Georgia (2 of 2)


State in the southeastern United States bordered by Tennessee and North Carolina to the north, South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Florida to the south, and Alabama to the west. Its capital and largest city is Atlanta.

notes for Georgia

Last of the thirteen colonies to be founded (1733).

notes for Georgia

One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.
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