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When a Georgian Town Thinks It’s a Metropolis

Meet Akhmeta, a small and gritty Georgian town which thinks it has a subway and a seaport, even though it has only about 7,000 residents and is nowhere near the sea. 
 
The town, snuggled into the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains in the wine-making region of Kakheti, made national news after its council last week agreed on the procedures for naming its metro stations, airports, harbors and aerial tramway. The December 5 decision may prove slightly problematic to enact as Akhmeta has none of the above. 
 
But the people’s representatives have spoken. Much to the bewilderment of the rest of Georgia, the decree went on to get published in the Legislative Herald of Georgia, the official register for new laws and regulations. 
 

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When a Georgian Town Thinks It’s a Metropolis

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