Georgia

Georgia is a country located in the Caucasus, at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The native name is Sakartvelo (საქართველო; "land of Kartvelians"), derived from the central Georgian region of Kartli

Georgian culture evolved over thousands of years from its foundations in the Iberian and Colchian civilizations.Georgian culture enjoyed a renaissance and golden age of classical literature, arts, philosophy, architecture and science in the 11th century. Georgian culture was influenced by Classical Greece, the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the various Iranian empires (notably the Achaemenid, Parthian, Sassanian, Safavid and Qajar empires), and later, from the 19th century, by the Russian Empire. The Georgian language, and the Classical Georgian literature of the poet Shota Rustaveli, were revived in the 19th century after a long period of turmoil, laying the foundations of the romantics and novelists of the modern era such as Grigol Orbeliani, Nikoloz Baratashvili, Ilia Chavchavadze, Akaki Tsereteli, Vazha-Pshavela.

The Georgian language is written in three unique scripts which, according to traditional accounts, were invented by King Pharnavaz I of Iberia in the 3rd century BC.

Georgia is known for its folklore, traditional music, dances, theatre, cinema, and art. Notable painters from the 20th century include Niko Pirosmani, Lado Gudiashvili, Elene Akhvlediani; notable ballet choreographers include George Balanchine, Vakhtang Chabukiani, and Nino Ananiashvili; notable poets include Galaktion Tabidze, Lado Asatiani, and Mukhran Machavariani; and notable theatre and film directors include Robert Sturua, Tengiz Abuladze, Giorgi Danelia and Otar Ioseliani.

Tskaltubo is a spa resort in in west-central Georgia, 7km away from Kutaisi. It is main town of the Tskaltubo Municipality of the Imereti province and is know for its radon carbonate mineral springs. Observers and team leaders will stay at a hotel in Tskaltubo.

The Kutaisi International University Campus is located in the environmentally clean area near Kutaisi.spread out on 160 hectares of land, surrounded by a forest with a river running through it. The participants will stay at KIU campus during Olympiad.

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