It could be classified as European or Middle Eastern, but Georgians prefer to view themselves as Europian. Slightly larger than West Virginia, this sliver of a country was occupied by Russia for seventy years until it gained its independence in 1991. Its name may come from a Persian word meaning “Land of the Wolves.” The Georgian Orthodox church claims Jesus’ robe was entombed in one of their main buildings, which is a big deal to a lot of people. The top exports are metal ore, wine, and bottled spring water. Georgians are proud of their many freshwater springs and the tasty fruits which grow in this climate. According to some Georgians, the water from a place called Borjomi is the best water in all the former Soviet countries. Georgia controls much of the Caucasus Mountains in which the world’s deepest cave, Krubera Cave (7,208 ft.), is located.
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