Georgian Geography and History

This is the sixth post in a series of short blog posts focusing on data quality related to different countries around the world. I am not aiming at presenting a single version of the full truth but rather presenting a few random observations that I hope someone living in or with knowledge about the country are able to clarify in a comment.


Georgia is the English name for a sovereign state in the South Caucasus where Europe meets Asia. Georgia was a part of the Soviet Union under the English name Georgian SSR from 1922 to 1991. Back in the 4th century BC a unified kingdom of Georgia was established as an early example of an advanced state organization under one king and an aristocratic hierarchy.


Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. Back in the 18th century the area was known as the Province of Georgia within the British colonies. Before the arrival of the Europeans some of current Georgia was part of the Cofitachequi paramount chiefdom.

Ambiguous place names and slowly changing dimensions

Like with Georgia there are lots of examples of place names belonging to more than one place on Earth. Besides that location reference data like the Georgia’s have slowly changing dimensions as what area is covered, where in a hierarchy it belongs and what it is called at a certain time.

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