Country Profile

Name of country: Georgia (Sakartvelo)

Area: 69 700 sq km (26 911 sq miles)

Geography: Georgia is situated south-east of the Europe and borrows the central and western part of Transcaucasia. Mountain ranges and hills comprise 80% of Georgian territory.

Geographic coordinates: 42 10’ degrees E and 43 44’ degrees N.

Climate: The climate is dry and continental in eastern Georgia with hot summers and mild winters.
The climate in western Georgia and on the Black Sea coast is warm and semitropical.

Borders: North-Russia, South-east-Azerbaijan, South-Armenia, South-west-Turkey, West-Black sea.

Population: 4 452 100

Capital: Tbilisi

Main towns: Tbilisi (1,1 mln) Kutaisi (190,100) Batumi (122,100) Sukhumi (60,000)

Government: Semi-Presidential Republic
President: Mikheil Saakashvili

Language: Georgian (state)

Religion: Georgian Orthodox, Catholic, Gregorian, Islam, Jewish

High Peaks: Shkhara (5201m) Kazbegi (5047m) Ushba (4700m)

Main Rivers: Mtkvari (400km in Georgia) Alazani (390km in Georgia) Rioni (327km)

Main Lakes: The biggest - Paravani 37.5 sq. km
The deepest - Ritsa (101m)

Currency: Lari (GEL) 1 USD=1.66 GEL 1EURO=2.13 GEL

Time : +4 hrs GMT .

Airport: Tbilisi International Airport, Batumi International Airport

Ports: Batumi, Poti
Electricity: 220 V, 50 Hz. two round-pin plugs are used

Visa information: The following nations can travel to Georgia without a visa for up to 360 days: EU members, Great Britain, Switzerland, Norway, Japan, Israel, Canada, The USA, Australia, Monaco, Republic of Korea, Croatia, Argentina, Mexico, Iceland, UAE, Kuwait, Singapore, New Zealand, Chile. Citizens of Russian Federation can stay in Georgia up to 90 days without visa.

International airlines operating in Georgia: Georgian Airways; Turkish Airlines; KLM; Lufthansa; Flydubai; Belavia; Aerosvit Airlines; Czech Airlines; AZAL ; bmi; Ukraine International; Air Astana; Qatar Airways; China Southern; Ural Airlines; Pegasus Airlines; LOT; S7 Airlines; airBaltic