• Officially Β» Georgia
  • Capital Β» Tbilisi

Facts

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

Geography

  • Area: Β» 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.

Tourism

  • Tbilisi – on the Silk Road
    • The vibrant capital, surrounded by mountains, and filled with good food and wine
    • MonasterΒ­ies, 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

Overlanding

  • Border crossing into Russia – Stepantsminda

Other Resources

This page was last updated on 2021.03.18 by Robert Vinet