- Officially » Georgia
- Capital » Tbilisi
- Also largest city » roughly a quarter of population lives in this city
- 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)
- Georgia’s country code » +995
- 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.
- “It is illegal under Georgian law to enter Georgia from Russia, via Abkhazia or South Ossetia. If your passport contains stamps from the separatist authorities, this may be considered an illegal entry by the Georgian authorities and could lead to imprisonment. You should not attempt to enter or leave Georgia via the land borders with Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, or North Ossetia. We advise against all travel to these areas.” (Source » NZ Safe Travels)
- Border with Russia
- Kazbegi / Stepantsminda, Georgia – border crossing to Russia is 12km to the north. Vladikavkaz, Russia is north of the border.
- Georgia offers many overland opportunities. Famous for nature and overland trails.
- On the traditional Silk Road
- National parks of Georgia (Wikipedia)
- Tbilisi (the capital) – 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
- Georgia’s PM Signs Application to Join the EU (March 2022)
- Georgia is one of the oldest wine-producing countries in the world
- Georgia has taken steps to join NATO
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This page was updated July 11, 2022