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%
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
Travel Info for Georgia
in Washington D.C.
Georgian Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.