1A country in the Caucasus of south-western Asia, on the eastern shore of the Black Sea; population 3,800,000 (estimated 2015); languages, Georgian (official), Russian, and Armenian; capital, Tbilisi.
An independent kingdom in medieval times, Georgia became part of the Russian empire in the 19th century and then was absorbed into the Soviet Union. On the break-up of the USSR in 1991, Georgia became an independent republic outside the Commonwealth of Independent States
2A state in the south-eastern US, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean; population 9,685,744 (est. 2008); capital, Atlanta. Founded as an English colony in 1732 and named after George II, it became one of the original thirteen states of the Union in 1788.