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Flag of Georgia (country)

Name: Five Cross Flag
Use: Civil and state flag, civil and state ensign
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 24–25 January 2004
Design: A white field with a centered red cross; in the centre of each quarter is a red Bolnur-Katskhuri cross.

The flag of Georgia (Georgian: საქართველოს სახელმწიფო დროშა; sakartvelos sakhelmtsʼipo drosha), also known as the Five Cross Flag (Georgian: ხუთჯვრიანი დროშა; khutjvriani drosha), is one of the national symbols of Georgia. Originally a banner of the medieval Kingdom of Georgia, it was brought back to popular use in the late 20th and early 21st centuries during periods of the Georgian national revival. Prior to obtaining its official status in 2004, the flag was popularized by the United National Movement and served as one of the most recognisable symbols of the Rose Revolution.

History
The current flag was used by the Georgian patriotic movement following the country's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By the late 1990s, the design had become widely known as the Georgian historical national flag as vexillologists had pointed out the red-on-white Jerusalem cross shown as the flag of Tbilisi in a 14th-century map by Domenico and Francesco Pizzigano.

A majority of Georgians, including the influential Catholicos-Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church, supported the restoration of the flag and in 1999 the Parliament of Georgia passed a bill to change the flag. However, it was not endorsed by the President, Eduard Shevardnadze. It was adopted in the early 2000s by the main opposition party, the United National Movement led by Mikheil Saakashvili, as a symbol of popular resistance to Shevardnadze's rule.

The flag was adopted by Parliament on 14 January 2004. Saakashvili formally endorsed it via Presidential Decree No. 31 signed on 25 January, following his election as President. 14 January is annually marked as a Flag Day in Georgia.

Georgia

საქართველო (Georgian)
Sakartvelo
Flag of Georgia
Flag
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Coat of arms
Motto:
ძალა ერთობაშია
Dzala Ertobashia
(English: "Strength is in Unity")
Anthem:
თავისუფლება
Tavisupleba
(English: "Freedom")
Areas under Georgian control shown in dark green; areas outside of that control shown in light green
Areas under Georgian control shown in dark green; areas outside of that control shown in light green
Location of Georgia
Capital
and largest city
Tbilisi
41°43′N 44°47′E / 41.717°N 44.783°E / 41.717; 44.783
Official languages Georgian (nationwide)
Abkhazian (Abkhazian AR)
Ethnic groups
(2014[a])
86.8% Georgians
6.2% Azerbaijanis
4.5% Armenians
2.8% other
Religion
Georgian Orthodox Church
Demonym(s) Georgian
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
• President
Salome Zurabishvili
• Chairperson of
the Parliament
Irakli Kobakhidze
• Prime Minister
Mamuka Bakhtadze
Legislature Parliament
Establishment history
Colchis and Iberia
13th c. BC–580 AD
• Kingdoms of Abkhazia and Bagratid Iberia
786–1008
• United Georgian monarchy
1008
• The Tripartite division
1463–1810
• Russian annexation
12 September 1801
Independence from the Russian Empire
26 May 1918
• Soviet re-conquest
25 February 1921
Independence from the Soviet Union
Declared
Finalized

9 April 1991
25 December 1991
Current constitution
24 August 1995
Area
• Total
69,700 km2 (26,900 sq mi) (119th)
Population
• 2018 estimate
3,729,600[a] (131st)
• 2014 census
3,713,804[a]
• Density
53.5/km2 (138.6/sq mi) (137th)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
• Total
$43.037 billion (116th)
• Per capita
$11,600 (105th)
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
• Total
$16.716 billion (121st)
• Per capita
$4,505 (108th)
Gini (2016) Negative increase 36.5
medium
HDI (2017) Increase 0.780
high · 70th
Currency Georgian lari (₾) (GEL)
Time zone UTC+4 (GET)
Driving side right
Calling code +995
ISO 3166 code GE
Internet TLD .ge .გე
Website
www.gov.ge
  1. ^ Data not including occupied territories.

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