Full country name  Republic of Georgia
Capital Tbilisi


69,700 km2

Administrative divisions

Georgia is divided into 9 regions, 1 city, and 2 autonomous republics. These in turn are subdivided into 67 districts and 12 self-governing cities


3,728,573 (2021 census)
Ethnic groups 86.8% Georgians 6.2% Azerbaijanis 4.5% Armenians 0.7% Russians 2.1% Others


88.1% Christianity —83.4% Georgian Orthodoxy —5.7% Other Christian 10.7% Islam 1.2% Others / None


Georgian (nationwide) and Abkhazian


Georgian lari (₾) (GEL)

Government type

Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic


Salome Zurabishvili

Human Development Index

0.812 | 61st
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Georgia, Georgian Sakartvelo, country of Transcaucasia located at the eastern end of the Black Sea on the southern flanks of the main crest of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. It is bounded on the north and northeast by Russia, on the east and southeast by Azerbaijan, on the south by Armenia and Turkey, and on the west by the Black Sea. Georgia includes three ethnic enclaves: Abkhazia, in the northwest (principal city Sokhumi); Ajaria, in the southwest (principal city Batʿumi); and South Ossetia, in the north (principal city Tskhinvali). The capital of Georgia is Tbilisi (Tiflis).

The roots of the Georgian people extend deep in history; their cultural heritage is equally ancient and rich. During the medieval period a powerful Georgian kingdom existed, reaching its height between the 10th and 13th centuries. After a long period of Turkish and Persian domination, Georgia was annexed by the Russian Empire in the 19th century. An independent Georgian state existed from 1918 to 1921, when it was incorporated into the Soviet Union. In 1936 Georgia became a constituent (union) republic and continued as such until the collapse of the Soviet Union. During the Soviet period the Georgian economy was modernized and diversified. One of the most independence-minded republics, Georgia declared sovereignty on November 19, 1989, and independence on April 9, 1991.

Source : Britannica

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