• Officially » Georgia
  • Capital » Tbilisi
    • Also largest city » roughly a quarter of population lives in this city

Facts

  • Population » 3.7 million (2018), down from 4.3 million (2008)
    • Less than 15 yo: 19.5%
    • 65+ yo: 14.5%
  • Languages » Georgian, Russian widely spoken
  • Religion » Christianity
  • Life expectancy » 68 years (men), 77 years (women)

Geography

  • Area: » 69,700 sq km (26,911 sq miles)
    • Located at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. For the purpose of this site, it is included under Asia.
  • Bordered to the west by the Black Sea, to the north and east by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan.

Tourism

  • Tbilisi – on the Silk Road
    • The vibrant capital, surrounded by mountains, and filled with good food and wine
    • Monaster­ies, walled fortresses and 1,000-year-old churches
  • Sukhumi – Abkhazia’s sub-tropical beach resort capital, a welcome change from the mountains
  • Mount Kazbeg – Tsminda Sameba Monastery
  • Vardzia – Impressive cave cities

Vehicle-Supported Adventure Travel

  • Border crossing into Russia – Stepantsminda
  • Georgia offers many overland opportunities. Famous for nature and overland trails.
  • On the traditional Silk Road
  • National parks of Georgia (Wikipedia)

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