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Rustavi, Georgia

Young city in the land of monasteries

Rustavi is one of the youngest cities of Georgia. The official year of Rustavi ‘s birth is 1948 when it received the city status. Before that in Gabardan steppe on the bank of the Kura river there was a settlement which emerged there due to the fact of construction of large metallurgical plant (1941. In days of the Soviet epoch Rustavi was the largest center of heavy industry, chemistry and machine-building. (more…)

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Kutaisi, Georgia

Kutaisi Overview

Kutaisi is Georgia’s third largest metropolitan area and currently serves as the parliamentary legislative capital. It is located in the central western region of Imereti on the banks of the Rioni River. Kutaisi was the capital of the fabled Kingdom of Colchis. The myth of the Golden Fleece originates here as the waters of the Rioni were once panned for gold using sheep skin. (more…)

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Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi Overview

The name Tbilisi originated from the Georgian word tbili which means warm. Legend connected with the city’s beginning says that famed 5th century Georgian tsar Vakhtang Gorgasali was hunting near Mtatsminda in the present day neighborhood of Sololaki when he saw a pheasant. He sent his falcon to retrieve it, but both birds disappeared. When the birds were found boiled in a hot spring. Vakhtang ordered that a city be built on the site of the west bank of the Mtkvari River. (more…)

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National Currency of Georgia

National Currency of Georgia

Lari is the currency of Georgia. One lari is divided into 100 tetri. Currently, banknotes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 lari are in circulation.

As for the use of foreign currency in Georgia, US dollars, Euro and rubles are widely used throughout the republic. Currency exchange can be made in specialized exchange offices and banks. Banks are usually open of weekdays from 9:00-9:30 until 17:30-19:00. (more…)

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