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or A·jar·i·a  (ə-jär′ē-ə)
A semiautonomous region of southwest Georgia bordering on the Black Sea and Turkey. Colonized by the Greeks in the fourth and fifth centuries bc, the region was ruled by the Romans and the Turks before its acquisition by Russia in 1878.

Ad·zhar′ (ə-jär′) n.
Ad·zhar′i·an adj. & n.
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Noun1.Adzhar - an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black SeaAdzhar - an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea
Sakartvelo, Georgia - a republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
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On December 26, 2008, SOCAR signed an agreement with the Government of Georgia intended for transferring control of 30 gas distribution facilities and gas distribution networks in different regions of Georgia, including as Kakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Shida and Kvemo Kartli, Adjara, Guria, Imereti, and Samegrelo.
For instance, Turkey continues to support Georgia's integration with Europe despite the fact that Tbilisi takes steps to the dismay of Turkey, such as eliminating the autonomy of Adjara, the Christianization of the Muslim population or delays in the Kars-Tbilisi-Baku railway.
As for the rest of the Middle East, it seeks to further develop "political dialogue" and economic relations with Israel and the Persian Gulf states, which one assumes includes Iran;35 that country's foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki visited Georgia in November 2010 to sign a visa-free travel agreement--something which Georgia already had with Turkey since February 2006--as well as to open a consular office in the port of Batumi (in the Adjara region on the Black Sea)--a city whose airport, renovated by the Turkish consortium TAV-Urban, serves domestic passengers of Turkish Airlines traveling to Hopa and other points in Artvin province in northeastern Turkey.
However, the one that caught my eye is the Acharulian version, from Adjara province the south of the country, where the border with Turkey lies.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran's Ambassador to Tbilisi Majid Saber called for the expansion of parliamentary relations between Tehran and Georgia's autonomous Republic of Adjara.
BATUMI, May 13, 2011 (TUR) -- Levan Varshalomidze, chairman of the government of Georgia's Autonomous Republic of Adjara, has said that Adjaran capital of Batumi had been growing with Turkish investments.
As a result, by-elections were held in Tbilisi and Adjara on November 3, 2008.
According to the spokesman, the spy ring was centred on Georgia's Black Sea region of Adjara, a former Moscow-backed breakaway province that Tbilisi regained control of in 2004.
Saakashvili's first task was to peacefully put an end to the regime in the autonomous region of Adjara and to make it part of Georgia.
Iranian consulate will open in the city of Batumi, Adjara Region.
This Georgia-Russia incident is not an isolated issue, there were several crises, incidents and accusations in the past, including: the 2004 Adjara crisis, the 2006 North Ossetia sabotages, the 2006 Russian ban of Moldovan and Georgian wines, the 2006 Kodori crisis, the 2006 Georgian-Russian espionage controversy and the March 2007 Georgia helicopter attack incident.
Most cases of HIV are in Tbilisi, but prevalence is increasing in the Black Sea coastal regions of Adjara and Samegrelo (Ikram and Kaijage 2007a).