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ABOUT GEORGIA

 

An amazing cluster of cultures, religions, fascinating landscapes and ancient history. The country where everyone can find something to his liking - from snowy peaks to subtropical shores, from deserts to lush forests, from cities to enchanting villages. Ethnic Georgians constitute a majority of the population. The official language is Georgian, one of the oldest languages in the world.More then 1500 years old Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city.

 

Georgia known officially from 1990 to 1995 as the Republic of Georgia is a country to the east of the Black Sea, located in the South Caucasus. A former republic of the Soviet Union, it shares borders with Russia in the north and Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan in the south, area 69,700 sq km (26,900 sq mi).

 

MANE DATA

 

Area:   69,700 sq km

Climate: warm and pleasant; Mediterranean-like on Black Sea coast

Time zone: GMT +4:00

Population: 4,615,807 (July 2009 est.)

Languages: Georgian 71% (official), Russian 9%, Armenian 7%, Azeri 6%, other 7%

Religions: Orthodox Christian 83.9%, Muslim 9.9%, Armenian-Gregorian 3.9%, Catholic 0.8%, other 0.8%,

Ethnic groups: Georgian 83.8%, Azeri 6.5%, Armenian 5.7%, Russian 1.5%, other 2.5%

Capital: T'bilisi

Currency Lari (GEL)

Telephone code: +995