Georgia

Dip into Georgia's history, geography and culture and then learn all about its flag and record what you've learned with our flag printables...

Ancient churches and modern buildings side by side in Tbilisi, capital city of Georgia
Ancient churches and modern buildings side by side in Tbilisi, capital city of Georgia

Learn about Georgia

Geography of Georgia

  • The Republic of Georgia is located in the Causcusus, between Russia, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan. It has a western coastline on the Black Sea and benefits from a Mediterranean style mild climate.
  • The capital city Tbilisi is named after warm sulphur springs. The tree lined streets have a European feel, long attracting visitors from Marco Polo to Alexandre Dumas.
  • Georgia is the world's  oldest wine producing country. Wine, named after the local word 'gvino', has been made here for 8000 years. Unesco have recognised the unique way of making wine in clay jars called 'kveri’.
  • The ancient cave city of Vardizia contains thirteen levels of cave carved into the stone.
  • At 2,300 metres, Ushguli village is the highest settlement in Europe.

History Facts

  • Legend states that Jason and the Argonuts visited Ancient Georgia in search of the Golden Fleece.
  • Eastern Georgia was called Iberia and it is thought that settlers may have travelled to Spain.
  • The most famous former ruler is known as David the Builder. He liberated Georgia in the 11th century, constructed cathedrals and encouraged poets to leave a lasting legacy.
  • Georgia was an early Christian state, with a rich heritage of monastic building.
  • At the beginning of the 19th century, Georgia was annexed by the Russian Empire. It briefly became independent after the Russian Revolution in 1917, but was occupied by Soviet Russia in 1921, becoming the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic and part of the Soviet Union.
  • When the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991, post-communist Georgia endured civil unrest and economic crisis for most of the decade, but has been more stable under democratic government in the 21st Century.
  • This former Soviet Republic was the birthplace of Stalin.

More about Georgia

  • Famous for hospitality, Georgia attracts tourists to its combination of high mountain ski resorts and beaches such as Batumi.
  • Georgia has its own unique alphabet, one of around 14 in the world, and a distinctive language.

About the Georgia Flag

Georgia Flag

The National flag of Georgia, commonly known as the ‘Five Cross Flag’, was adopted in January 2004. The flag consists of a red cross on top of a white field. In all four corners there are smaller red crosses known as ‘Bolnur-Katskhuri’. The flag originates from the United National Movement, widely used during the ‘Rose Revolution’ of 2003.


Our Georgia Resources

Georgia Booklet

Georgia Booklet

Children will enjoy making their own booklet using this page. They can record everything they know about Georgia inside. A blank version is available too which is good for drawings. Folding instructions are here.

Georgia Bookmarks

Georgia Bookmarks

Chances are you don't have a Georgia bookmark! So why not print these out?! There's a version to suit you; black and white, colour and with or without words.

Georgia Colouring Flag

Georgia Colouring Flag

This colouring in flag belongs to Georgia and is known as the "five cross flag". Younger children will have fun colouring it in; it's nice and easy with red crosses on a white background.

Georgia Fact Worksheet

Georgia Fact Worksheet

This worksheet requires some research on the country of Georgia. Find out the answers and fill in the blanks.

Georgia Flag Jigsaw

Georgia Flag Jigsaw

The flag of Georgia has a interesting design that will make a great jigsaw. Get your card and scissors ready and just print and cut! Don't forget your cutting template, also available on our website.

Georgia Flag Printable

Georgia Flag Printable

Here's a flag printable for Georgia. Make your own double sided flag, or print out to decorate your wall or books! Three sizes available.

Georgia Notebooking Page

Georgia Notebooking Page

Notebooking pages are a great place for jotting down information on a topic. This one is for the country, Georgia. It has the flag, lines for writing, and a blank space for pictures.

Georgia On Map Of Asia

Georgia On Map Of Asia

This simplified map shows Georgia's location on the continent of Asia - useful for putting the country into context.

Georgia Worksheet

Georgia Worksheet

Find out some simple facts about Georgia and use them to fill in this worksheet, which also asks children to pinpoint the country's location within Asia.

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