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Quiz: Is it Georgia (state) or Georgia (the country)?

From identifying mountaintops and confusing town names, to trivia on fruit production and UNESCO gems, find out which Georgia is which with our lighthearted quiz…

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A culture-rich country in Europe, teetering on the border with Asia, and one of the USA’s vibrant 50 states, may not seem to have much in common beyond sharing a name.

Sometimes, telling them apart is as easy as (peach) pie. Other times? When you dig a bit deeper, it’s not always as straightforward as you’d think, as Explore Georgia helped us find out.

For each of these questions, ask yourself: is the answer Georgia or Georgia? 

1. Which Georgia was founded first?

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2. Which Georgia is home to a peak called Arabia Mountain?

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3. In which Georgia would you find the city of Batumi?

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4. Which Georgia is home to more than one UNESCO World Heritage Site?

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5. Which Georgia has the bigger population: approx. 10 million people?

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6. Both Georgias have a penchant for nuts, particularly walnuts and pecans. Which prefers the walnut?

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7. One Georgia is renowned for producing world-class wine. Which is it?

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8. In which Georgia would you find the city of Athens?

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9. Just off the coast of Georgia is an island packed with wild horses. Which Georgia is it?

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10. Both Georgias have areas with subtropical climates, but which contains a region with a semi-desert climate?

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11. One Georgia has a very small village called Omalo. Which is it?

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12. Which Georgia is home to a species of lynx?

US state, for the bobcat

Country, for the Eurasian lynx

Both have lynxes

Nice try! Neither have lynxes

13. Georgia state is known as The Peach State for its delicious peaches. Do peaches grow in the country, too?

Yes, they do

No, but citrus fruits do

No, but non-citrus fruits do

Nice try! Only grapes for wine

14. In which Georgia would you find the city of Valdosta?

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15. Can you tell which Georgia this mountain belongs to?

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16. Can you tell which Georgia this square is in?

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17. Can you tell which Georgia this town is in?

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18. Can you tell which Georgia is home to this bridge?

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19. Can you tell which Georgia has this oak tree-lined street?

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