Official name: Georgia
Local Name: Sak’art’velo
Location & Size: Georgia is situated at the cross-roads of Europe and Asia. About the size of Switzerland it occupies 69.700 sq. km between the Black and Caspian Seas. It borders Turkey: 252 km, Russia: 723 km, Armenia: 164 km and Azerbaijan: 322 km.
Tbilisi, 1.3 million
Government: Presidential Parliamentary Democracy
Georgia has also 12 regions (the names of towns are in parenthesis):
- Abkhazia (Sokhumi)
- Adjaria (Batumi)
- Guria (Ozurgeti)
- Imereti (Kutaisi)
- Kakheti (Telavi)
- Kvemo Kartli (Rustavi)
- Mtskheta-Mtianeti (Mtskheta)
- Racha-Lechkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti ( Ambrolauri)
- Samegrelo-Zemo sSvaneti ( Zugdidi)
- Samtskhe-Javakheti (Akhaltsikhe)
- Shida Kartli (Gori)
- Tbilisi (Tbilisi)
Georgian (83%), with its own alphabet which is over 2,000 years old.
Russian 5,6%; Armenian 5%; Azeri 5,2%, other 1,2%
Georgian 82.3%; Armenian 5. 5%; Azeri 5.7%; Russian 2.2%; Abkhaz 1.2%; other 3. 5%
Religion is Georgian Orthodox: 81. 3 %; Russian Orthodox 5.2%; Muslim 5.8%; Armenian Apostolic 4.7%; Catholic 1%, Hebrew 1%, Others 1%.
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