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Georgia, a country at the intersection of Europe and Asia, is a former Soviet republic that’s home to Caucasus Mountain villages and Black Sea beaches. It’s famous for Vardzia, a sprawling cave monastery dating to the 12th century, and the ancient wine-growing region Kakheti. The capital, Tbilisi, is known for the diverse architecture and mazelike, cobblestone streets of its old town.

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

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

Belief Systems: Orthodox Christian 83.9%, Muslim 9.9%, Armenian-Gregorian 3.9%, Catholic 0.8%, other 0.8%, none 0.7%

Demographics:

Population: 4.25 million people (World Rank: 127th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 158 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 150th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: -0.603 %/yr (World Rank: 235th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 74.3 years (World Rank: 109th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 37 years (World Rank: 45th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Georgia
Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Georgia

Georgia - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Georgia
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Georgia - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Georgia
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Travel Info for Georgia
from travelnotes.org

Language Resources:

Learn Georgian

Study in Georgia

Goverment Related:

Georgian Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Georgian Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.


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