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Aland Islands Cities by Population

8 cities shown of 8 total Aland Islands cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Mariehamn 10,682
2. Jomala 3,662
3. Finstrom 2,412
4. Lemland 1,829
5. Saltvik 1,691
6. Hammarland 1,395
7. Sund 1,080
8. Eckero 1,028

Aland Islands History

Georgia is a representative democracy, organized as a secular, unitary, presidential republic; however the idea to restore the constitutional monarchy is popular in certain circles, most notably in the Georgian Orthodox Church It is currently a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the World Trade Organization, the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, and GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development. The country seeks to join NATO and, in the longer term, accession to the European Union.

In August 2008, Georgia engaged in an armed conflict with Russia and separatist groups from South Ossetia and Abkhazia. In the aftermath of the conflict Russia recognized Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states, but the West insists that they are still part of Georgia. On August 28, 2008, the Parliament of Georgia passed a resolution declaring Abkhazia and South Ossetia Russian-occupied territories""."

Georgians call themselves Kartvelebi, their land Sakartvelo, and their language Kartuli. According to legend, the ancestor of the Kartvelian people was Kartlos, the great grandson of the Biblical Japheth.

The native Georgian name for the country is Sakartvelo. The word consists of two parts. Its root, kartvel-i, specifies an inhabitant of the core central-eastern Georgian region of Kartli Iberia of the Classical and Byzantine sources. By the early 9th century, the meaning of Kartli"" was expanded to other areas of medieval Georgia held together by religion, culture, and language. The Georgian circumfix sa-X-o is a standard geographic construction designating ""the area where X dwell"

where X is an ethnonym. The term Sakartvelo came to signify the all-Georgian cultural and political unity early in the 11th century and firmly entered regular official usage in the 13th century."""

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