• Capital: Tbilisi

Facts

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

Geography

  • Area: 69,700 sq km (26,911 sq miles)
  • East of the European Union.
    • Georgia is often described as being located in either Europe and Asia.

Tourism

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

Overlanding

  • Border crossing into Russia – Stepantsminda

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