Georgia is located in the southwest of the Asian Continent, with a population of 4,570,934, making it the 122nd largest national
population. Its capital and largest city is
T’bilisi with a total population of 1,485,293. The country encompasses 69,700 square
kilometers making it the 121st largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey and the
Black Sea.

President Mikheil Saakashvili is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government for the power ministries, state security
(includes interior) and defense and achieves that status through popular vote and holds that position for a five year term and is
eligible for a second term. Prime Minister Ivane "Vano" Me
rabishvili  is recognized as the Head of Government for all ministries not
administered by the president and achieves that status following legislative elections where the leader of the majority party or
coalition is typically appointed prime minister by the president. Its form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation
of their constitution on 24th of August 1995.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Georgian, Russian, Armenian, Azeri, and other languages. It counts among its
major religions Orthodox Christian, Muslim, Armenian-Gregorgian, Catholic, other faiths and none. As sources of mass
communication it has 2 AM, 12 FM, 4 Short Wave and 12 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mt’a Shkhara, its highest point at 5,201 meters and the Black Sea, its lowest point at 0 meters. Its
principal waterway is the Black Sea, which measures 310 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are steel, aircraft, machine tools, electrical
appliance, mining, chemicals, wood products and wine. Its official currency is the Georgian Lari.

Here’s something you may not know about Georgia. The Colchis region of Georgia is believed to be the “Golden Fleece” which
Jason and the Argonauts were seeking in their mythic Greek voyage.
Batumi on the Black
Sea near the Turkey
border- Georgia's
lowest point
Cave town in
Uplistsikhe
Cathedral in T'bilisi
Mt'a Shkhara-
Georgia's highest point
Painting in T'bilisi Art
Market
South Ossetia- they
are seeking
independence from
Georgia
T'bilisi- Georgia's
capital and largest city
Tana River
Statue in T'bilisi
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Ushguli- the highest
village in Europe
GEORGIA
Update 11 September 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
less than 0.1%

3,500 (2007 est.)

less than
100
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Agstafa Bridge on the
Georgia border with
Armenia
Georgian dancer in a
traditional "chokha"
Khinkali- a traditional
Georgian dish of
dumplings with mutton
Greater Caucasus
Mountains on the
Georgia/Russia border
Crumbling watchtower
of the David-Gareja
Monastery complex on
the Georgia border
with Azerbaijan
Pankisi Gorge in South
Ossetia in the Greater
Caucuses Mountains
Abenteuertrekking
National Park-
Georgia's
northernmost point on
the border with Russia
Storm over Gagra on
Northern Georgia's
Black Sea
Leselidze in the
Autonomous Region of
Abkhazia- Georgia's
westernmost point on
the border with Russia
Ninotsminda-
Georgia's
southernmost point on
the border with Armenia
Poti on Georgia's
Black Sea
Tskhinvali in the
Autonomous Region of
South Ossetia
Vale on Georgia's
border with Turkey
Vashlovani Nature
Reserve- Georgia's
easternmost point on
the border with
Azerbaijan