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Flag of Georgia Coat of Arms, Georgia
LOCAL NAME ”Sakartvelo“/საქართველო
CAPITAL CITY  Tbilisi
TIME ZONE GMT +4
GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES 

Latitude of Georgia: 42º00´ North of the Equator ;Longitude of Georgia: 43º30´ East of Greenwich

AREA 

69,700 sq km 
Land boundaries: 1814 km
Black Sea coast line: 315 km
Mountain ranges and hills comprise 80% of Georgian territory

COUNTRY CODE GEO

INTERNET TLD

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CALLING CODE +995; the area code of Tbilisi is 322
CURRENCY Georgian Lari (GEL)
NATIONALITY Georgian(s)
ETHNIC GROUPS Georgian 86.8%, Azeri 6.3%, Armenian 4.5%, other 2.3% (2014 est.)
LANGUAGES Georgian (official) 87.6%, Azeri 6.2%, Armenian 3.9%, Russian 1.2%, other 1% Abkhaz is the official language in Abkhazia (2014 est.)
MAIN RELIGION

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 est.)

BORDER COUNTRIES

Armenia 219 km, Azerbaijan 428 km, Russia 894 km, Turkey 273 km

ELEVATION EXTREMES Lowest point: Black Sea 0 m; Highest point: Mountain Shkhara 5,201 m
POPULATION

4,928,052 (July 2016 est.) 

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS

3 Levels:

  • The upper level - includes 9 Regions, 2 Autonomous Republics and capital Tbilisi;
  • The middle level - 73 District and the 6 cities which are not under the subordination of the district;
  • The lower level - village, community, small town, town
  • Viator Top Rated 2016

    Viator Top Rated 2016

    Georgian Holidays has achieved Viator\'s 2016 Top Rated Award, distinguishing us as an outstanding activity provider for the world\'s leading online resource for booking tours and activities.

  • ITB Berlin 2017

    ITB Berlin 2017

    Please, contact us to arrange the meeting on ITB Berlin 2017 at Georgian Stand #103, hall 15.1 on 8-12 March, 2017. Visit Georgian Holidays on ITB Berlin!

  • WTM London 2017

    WTM London 2017

    Please, contact us to arrange the meeting on WTM London 2017 at Georgia Stand in 6-8 November, 2017. Visit us on WTM London!

  • Holiday Fair Brussels 2017

    Holiday Fair Brussels 2017

    Please, contact us to arrange the meeting at Georgian Stand or visit us on Holiday Fair Brussels, stand 5424, hall 5, 2-5 February, 2017!

  • TTG Rimini 2017

    TTG Rimini 2017

    Please, contact us to arrange the meeting on TTG Rimini 2017 at Georgia Stand in 12-14 October, 2017. Visit us on TTG Rimini!

  • GTA

    GTA

    Georgian Tourism Association - GTA carries out projects to improve tourism development in Georgia in partnership with Department of Tourism and Resorts, Agency of Protected Areas, International Organizations (USAID/SME project, GTZ Private Sector Development project, GTZ regional communal development project, IUCN etc.), local partners (i.e. Elkana, Geoland) and member companies. GTA is the member of UNWTO Knowledge Network, of GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council), of GCCI (Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and member of ICC (International Chamber of Commerce).

  • HEIFER INTERNATIONAL

    HEIFER INTERNATIONAL

    HEIFER INTERNATIONAL implements the project Sustainable Development of Rural Tourism in Black Sea countries

  • Leader of the Branch 2016

    Leader of the Branch 2016

    Gold Medal and International Certificate \"Leader of the Branch 2016\"/ Winner of National Business Award