|Key: ||4160 |
|Issued: ||329 Stamps / end of 1999|
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|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.
Russian stamps overprinted and surcharged with Georgian script
National Republic 1919-1920
Soviet Republic 1921-1923
|100 Kopecks = 1 Ruble
1 Ruble = 1 Kupon (1993)
100 Tetri = 1 Lari
Russia, Soviet Union