Saturday, August 16, 2008

Why are Georgia (USA) and Georgia (Eastern Europe) both named Georgia?

The short answer is that Georgia the state is named for King George II of England, who granted the state its charter in 1732. Georgia the country is only pronounced that way in English, and comes from the Russian word Gruzia. More detail here. Via.

*Previously: Reporter finds out how easy it would be to help Russia's cyber attack against Georgia.