Time Zone change in GEORGIA (Eastern Europe), time zone is no w GMT+3 (no longer GMT+4)

Clive D.W. Feather clive at demon.net
Wed Oct 27 07:37:03 UTC 2004

Paul Eggert said:
>> However, the upper horizontal line on that diagram roughly follows the
>> Great Caucasus Mountains, which makes a reasonable boundary.
> The key question here is what continent Tbilisi is in, since that's
> the data point that the tz database uses.

Right. The GCM run along the border, as far as I can tell, putting all of
Georgia in Asia.

> Modern sources typically give either the crest of the Caucasus, or the
> Kuma-Manych Depression (which separates the Russian Plain from the
> North Caucasus), as the boundary between Europe and Asia in that
> region.  This would put Tbilisi in Asia.
> For ancient sources the story is more interesting.
> To summarize the last few paragraphs: all the ancient sources I've
> found agree that Tbilisi itself is in Asia.

Interesting. Thanks.

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