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Georgia definition


Republic in extreme southwestern Asia on the Black Sea, bordered to the north and northeast by Russia, to the east by Azerbaijan, and to the south by Armenia and Turkey. Its capital and largest city is Tbilisi.

Note: This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1991.
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Atlanta definition


Capital of Georgia and largest city in the state.

Note: Atlanta was plundered by the Union army during the Civil War. (See Sherman's march to the sea.)

Georgia definition


State in the southeastern United States bordered by Tennessee and North Carolina to the north, South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Florida to the south, and Alabama to the west. Its capital and largest city is Atlanta.

Note: Last of the thirteen colonies to be founded (1733).
Note: One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.
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