Classical Music

Lari Is The Currency Of Georgia

The lari is the currency of Georgia. It is divided into 100 tetri. The name lari is an old Georgian word denoting a hoard, property, while tetri is an old Georgian monetary term used from the thirteenth century.

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 Front : Georgia (2002) 2 Lari

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Back : Georgia (2002) 2 Lari

Portrait of Georgian composer Zakaria Paliashvili and legend “Zakaria Paliashvili 1871 – 1933″ . The left side features the overture notes of his opera “Abesalom and Eteri”.

On reverse – Building of Tbilisi Zakaria Paliashvili opera and ballet state theatre with the legend “Tbilisi National Opera and Ballet Theatre 1887″.

Georgia is a member of the UN and obtained independence from Soviet Union in 1991.

Forex: 1 US Dollar (USD) = 1.46 Georgia Lari (GEL) (Bloomberg 25.04.2008)

Source:National Bank of Georgia. Also see Wikipedia’s Georgian Lari