Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the country, founded in the 5th century by King Vakhtang Gorgasali on the banks of the Kura River. From Georgian, “Tbilisi” is translated as “warm spring”. Indeed, the city is surrounded by hot sulfur springs. Legend has it that one day the king and his retinue went hunting. His beloved falcon flew for the duck, both birds fell into the water and died in mineral springs. Taking this as a sign, the king ordered the settlement to be laid here. The favorable geographical position on the trade routes to India and Byzantium quickly turned it into a large flowering city. Nowadays, Tbilisi has not lost its significance. It is an important economic, cultural and political center.
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