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About Georgia in detail
Where is Georgia?
Georgia, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 41 41 N 44 50 E otherwise in Asia, in Southwestern Asia, bordering the Black Sea, between Turkey and Russia, with a sliver of land north of the Caucasus extending into Europe; note - Georgia views itself as part of Europe; geopolitically, it can be classified as falling within Europe, the Middle East, or both.
What is the capital city of Georgia?
The capital city of Georgia is: Tbilisi.
What is the time in Tbilisi?
It is 9 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Tbilisi is: UTC+4.
What is the Internet code for Georgia?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Georgia is: .ge
What is the size of Georgia?
The territory of Georgia is total: 69,700 sq km; land: 69,700 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Georgia is slightly smaller than South Carolina; slightly larger than West Virginia.
If we would like to walk around and discover Georgia, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 1,814 km.
What is the water coverage of Georgia?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Georgia is covered by water (see below), and this includes 310 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Georgia?
The climate of Georgia is warm and pleasant: Mediterranean-like on Black Sea coast.
Geographical data of Georgia
The elevation of Georgia; mean elevation: 1,432 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Black Sea 0 m, highest point: Mt'a Shkhara 5,201 m.
The typical geographical details of Georgia include largely mountainous with Great Caucasus Mountains in the north and Lesser Caucasus Mountains in the south; Kolkhet'is Dablobi (Kolkhida Lowland) opens to the Black Sea in the west; Mtkvari River Basin in the east; fertile soils in river valley flood plains and foothills of Kolkhida Lowland.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Georgia is strategically located east of the Black Sea; Georgia controls much of the Caucasus Mountains and the routes through them.
Resources and land use of Georgia
The country’s main mined products are timber, hydropower, manganese deposits, iron ore, copper, minor coal and oil deposits; coastal climate and soils allow for important tea and citrus growth. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 35.5%; arable land 5.8%; permanent crops 1.8%; permanent pasture 27.9%; forest: 39.4%; other: 25.1% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Georgia
The number of inhabitants of Georgia is 4,928,052 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that settlement coincides closely to the central valley, with emphasis on the capital city of Tbilisi in the east; smaller urban agglomerations dot the Black Sea coast, with Bat'umi being the largest.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 53.6% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Georgia is concentrated in TBILISI (capital) 1.147 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Georgia
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Georgian 86.8%, Azeri 6.3%, Armenian 4.5%, other 2.3% (includes Russian, Ossetian, Yazidis, Ukrainian, Kist, Greek) (2014 estimate).
Spoken languages in Georgia
The spoken languages in Georgia are the following: Georgian (official language) 87.6%, Azeri 6.2%, Armenian 3.9%, Russian 1.2%, other 1%. Note: Abkhaz is the official language language in Abkhazia (2014 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Georgia?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Orthodox (official) 83.4%, Muslim 10.7%, Armenian Apostolic 2.9%, other 1.2% (includes Catholic, Jehovah's Witness, Yazidi, Protestant, Jewish), none 0.5%, unspecified/no answer 1.2% (2014 estimate).
Further population data of Georgia
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 17.91% (male 463,526 / female 419,334) 15-24 years: 12.61% (male 326,675 / female 294,912) 25-54 years: 40.93% (male 980,024 / female 1,037,044) 55-64 years: 12.77% (male 282,067 / female 347,287) 65 years and over: 15.77% (male 304,668 / female 472,515) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Georgia is -0.05% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Georgia the birth rate is 12.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 10.9 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Georgia the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Georgia, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Georgia are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 7.4% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Georgia
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Georgia's main economic activities include cultivation of agricultural products such as grapes, citrus fruits, and hazelnuts; mining of manganese, copper, and gold; and producing alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, metals, machinery, and chemicals in smGeorgia has overcome the chronic energy shortages and gas supply interruptions of the past by renovating hydropower plants and by increasingly relying on natural gas imports from Azerbaijan instead of from Russia. Construction of the Baku-T'bilisi-CeyhanGeorgia's economy sustained GDP growth of more than 10% in 2006-07, based on strong inflows of foreign investment and robust government spending. However, GDP growth slowed following the August 2008 conflict with Russia, and sunk to negative 4% in 2009 asThe country is pinning its hopes for renewed growth on a determined effort to continue to liberalize the economy by reducing regulation, taxes, and corruption in order to attract foreign investment, with a focus on hydropower, agriculture, tourism, and te.
GDP is an important figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Georgia is $14.46 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicatoris the rate of the GDP growth, which in Georgia is 3.4% (2016 estimate) 2.8% (2015 estimate) 4.6% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Georgia this is $10,100 (2016 estimate) $9,700 (2015 estimate) $9,400 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Georgia produces?
The main agricultural products of Georgia are citrus, grapes, tea, hazelnuts, vegetables; livestock.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are steel, machine tools, electrical appliances, mining (manganese, copper, gold), chemicals, wood products, wine. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on steel, machine tools, electrical appliances, mining (manganese, copper, gold), chemicals, wood products, wine.
Drinking water source in Georgia
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Georgia
In Georgia, the average number of childbirth is 1.76 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Georgia
The average age of the population is total: 38 years; male: 35.1 years, female: 40.7 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Georgia it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Georgia is -2.2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Georgia. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years.
Is Georgia a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Georgia
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Georgia density of the hospital beds is 2.6 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Georgia the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Georgia the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Georgia is 22.1% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Georgia? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Georgia are earthquakes.
More interesting facts about Georgia
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The region of present day Georgia contained the ancient kingdoms of Colchis and Kartli-Iberia. The area came under Roman influence in the first centuries A.D., and Christianity became the state religion in the 330s. Domination by Persians, Arabs, and Turks was followed by a Georgian golden age (11th-13th centuries) that was cut short by the Mongol invasion of 1236. Subsequently, the Ottoman and Persian empires competed for influence in the region. Georgia was absorbed into the Russian Empire in the 19th century. Independent for three years (1918-1921) following the Russian revolution, it was forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1921 and regained its independence when the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991.Mounting public discontent over rampant corruption and ineffective government services, followed by an attempt by the incumbent Georgian Government to manipulate parliamentary elections in November 2003, touched off widespread protests that led to the resignation of Eduard SHEVARDNADZE, president since 1995. In the aftermath of that popular movement, which became known as the "Rose Revolution," new elections in early 2004 swept Mikheil SAAKASHVILI into power along with his United National Movement (UNM) party. Progress on market reforms and democratization has been made in the years since independence, but this progress has been complicated by Russian assistance and support to the separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Periodic flare-ups in tension and violence culminated in a five-day conflict in August 2008 between Russia and Georgia, including the invasion of large portions of undisputed Georgian territory. Russian troops pledged to pull back from most occupied Georgian territory, but in late August 2008 Russia unilaterally recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and Russian military forces remain in those regions.Billionaire philanthropist Bidzina IVANISHVILI's unexpected entry into politics in October 2011 brought the divided opposition together under his Georgian Dream coalition, which won a majority of seats in the October 2012 parliamentary elections and removed UNM from power. Conceding defeat, SAAKASHVILI named IVANISHVILI as prime minister and allowed Georgian Dream to create a new government. Georgian Dream's Giorgi MARGVELASHVILI was inaugurated as president on 17 November 2013, ending a tense year of power-sharing between SAAKASHVILI and IVANISHVILI. IVANISHVILI voluntarily resigned from office after the presidential succession, and Georgia's legislature on 20 November 2013 confirmed Irakli GARIBASHVILI as his replacement. GARIBASHVILI was replaced by Giorgi KVIRIKASHVILI in December 2015. KVIRIKASHVILI will remain Prime Minister following Georgian Dream’s success in the October 2016 parliamentary elections, where the party won a constitutional majority. These changes in leadership represent unique examples of a former Soviet state that emerged to conduct democratic and peaceful government transitions of power. Popular and government support for integration with the West is high in Georgia. Joining the EU and NATO are among the country's top foreign policy goals.
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Georgia: 9 April 1991 (from the Soviet Union); notable earlier date: A.D. 1008 (Georgia unified under King BAGRAT III).
The flag and other symbols of Georgia
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, white rectangle with a central red cross extending to all four sides of the flag; each of the four quadrants displays a small red bolnur-katskhuri cross; sometimes referred to as the Five-Cross Flag; although adopted as the official Georgian flag in 2004, the five-cross design appears to date back to the 14th century.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Georgia: Saint George, lion; national colors: red, white.
Constitution of Georgia
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Georgia?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Georgia is a civil law system.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Georgia, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Parliament or Sakartvelos Parlamenti (150 seats; 77 members directly elected in a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote and 73 directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote; members serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 8 October and 30 October 2016 (next to be held in 2020)election results: percent of vote by party - Georgian Dream 48.7%, UNM 27.1%, Alliance of Patriots 5%, other 19.2%; seats by party - Georgian Dream 115, UNM 27, Alliance of Patriots 6, IWSG 1, independent 1.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Georgia
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Georgia the labor force is 1.959 million (2011 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Georgia is total: 15.6 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 17.8 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 13.4 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Georgia is 12.1% (2016 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Georgia, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2% highest 10%: 31.3% (2008).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Georgia the GINI index is .46 (2011).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Georgia, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: 2% highest 10%: 31.3% (2008).
About the budget and central governments debt of Georgia
The available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Georgia is; revenues: $4.266 billion, expenditures: $4.541 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 29.5% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Georgia is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state's local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Georgia
A few further interesting and important economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 2% (2016 estimate), 4% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 12.9% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Georgia
Georgia, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Georgia is: $2.926 billion (2016 estimate), $3.043 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: vehicles, ferro-alloys, fertilizers, nuts, scrap metal, gold, copper ores.
The most important imported products are fuels, vehicles, machinery and parts, grain and other foods, pharmaceuticals, and the countries from where the import is coming: Turkey 17.2%, Russia 8.1%, China 7.6%, Azerbaijan 7%, Ireland 5.9%, Ukraine 5.9%, Germany 5.6% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Georgia
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Georgia, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is 60.8% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Georgia, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Georgia; fixed-line telecommunications network has limited coverage outside Tbilisi; multiple mobile-cellular providers provide services to an increasing subscribership throughout the countrydomestic: cellular telephone networks cover the entire country; mobile-cellular teledensity roughly 110 per 100 persons; intercity facilities include a fiber-optic line between T'bilisi and K'ut'aisiinternational: country code - 995; the Georgia-Russia fiber-optic submarine cable provides connectivity to Russia; international service is available by microwave, landline, and satellite through the Moscow switch; international electronic mail and telex service are ava (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Georgia
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Georgia: 22 (2013), and the number of heliports: 2 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Georgia: total: 19,109 km, paved: 19,109 km (includes 69 km of expressways) (2010).
The total length of the waterways in Georgia: N/A.
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Facts & data about Georgia
Name of the country: conventional long form: none, conventional short form: Georgia, local long form: none, local short form: Sak'art'velo, former: Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, etymology: the Western name may derive from the Persian designation "gurgan" meaning "Land of the wolves"; the native name "Sak'art'velo" means "Land of the Kartvelians" and refers to the core central Georgian region of Kartli.
|Abbrevation: Georgia||Geographic coordinates:
42 00 N, 43 30 E
|Country location: Asia|
|Capital of Georgia: Tbilisi||GPS of the Capital:
41 41 N 44 50 E
|Position: Southwestern Asia, bordering the Black Sea, between Turkey and Russia, with a sliver of land north of the Caucasus extending into Europe; note - Georgia views itself as part of Europe; geopolitically, it can be classified as falling within Europe, the Middle East, or both|
|Land area: total: 69,700 sq km; land: 69,700 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: largely mountainous with Great Caucasus Mountains in the north and Lesser Caucasus Mountains in the south; Kolkhet'is Dablobi (Kolkhida Lowland) opens to the Black Sea in the west; Mtkvari River Basin in the east; fertile soils in river valley flood plains and foothills of Kolkhida Lowland
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than South Carolina; slightly larger than West Virginia|
|Population: 4,928,052 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: -0.05% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.08 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.11 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.11 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.95 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.81 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.64 male(s) / female, total population: 0.92 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $2.926 billion (2016 estimate), $3.043 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $6.803 billion (2016 estimate), $7.363 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Turkey 17.2%, Russia 8.1%, China 7.6%, Azerbaijan 7%, Ireland 5.9%, Ukraine 5.9%, Germany 5.6% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 53.6% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): TBILISI (capital) 1.147 million (2015)||Median age: total: 38 years; male: 35.1 years, female: 40.7 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 2.227 million. Percent of population: 45.2% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 950,167. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 19 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 5.551 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 113 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 12.1% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Georgian(s) adjective: Georgian||National holidays: Independence Day, 26 May (1918)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 76.2 years. Male: 72.1 years, female: 80.6 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.76 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 12.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 99.8%; male: 99.8%, female: 99.7% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: steel, machine tools, electrical appliances, mining (manganese, copper, gold), chemicals, wood products, wine||Industrial production growth rate: 1.4% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 3.4% (2016 estimate) 2.8% (2015 estimate) 4.6% (2014 estimate)|
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