The origin and significance of the Georgian flag
The history of the Georgian flag, which depicts 5 crosses, goes far into the past. This model first appeared in the middle of the 13th century, during the reign of George V, and until that time on the flag of the Georgian Kingdom was only a large cross.
The red cross, located on the flag of the Georgian state, is widely known all over the world. Some call it St. George and consider it a real symbol of The Georgian Kingdom. A small copy of the cross, located in four of the rectangle is called Bolnisi.
The cross has long been considered a constant Christian symbol and was revered, because it is not surprising that previously it could be seen on the symbols of many States. On the Georgian flag, a large cross means Jesus Christ, revered by all, and 4 small ones-his closest Holy evangelists.
White color has a traditional heraldic meaning. It is used as a symbol of purity and innocence of the local citizens
History Of Georgian flag
The flag with five crosses has almost always been considered a constant symbol of Georgia. In some years, it changed to a tricolour flag, which was present in red, as well as white and black.
The colors on this flag had their own special designation. Dark red is used as a symbol of White color represented confidence, hope, and black is used to symbolize the Russian rule
Officially, the white-red flag, on which there are five crosses, was approved in 2004. It happened soon after the country got independence in the struggle against Chevarnadze regime.
Total area:69,700 km2
Formation:9. 4. 1991
Currency:georgian lari (GEL)