Where is Georgia?

Georgia is an Asian country covering 69,700.00 km2. Russia currently occupies approximately 12,560 sq km, or about 18% total area in Georgia. This makes it the 123rd largest country in the world and slightly smaller than South Carolina; slightly larger than West Virginia. Its geographic coordinates are 42 00 N, 43 30 E and Tbilisi is the capital city.

Georgia has a 1,814.00 km border with Armenia (219 km), Azerbaijan (428 km), Russia (894 km) and Turkey (273 km). Russia's military support and subsequent recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia independence continue to sour relations with Georgia.

The name "Georgia" is said to derive from the Persian designation "gurgan", meaning land of the wolves.

Its ISO code is GE.

Geography

It is located in Southwestern Asia. Georgia has a mean elevation of 1,432 m above sea level.

It has a warm, Mediterranean climate. Its terrain is mostly mountainous, with some plains and foothills.

Population

Georgia has a population of 4,928,052 making it the 122nd largest in the world. Most settlements can be found near to the central valley.

Georgian is the official language. The majority ethnicity is Georgian, followed by Azeri and Armenian. The majority of the country identifies as Orthodox Christian.

The dialing code for the country is 995.

Government

Georgia is an independent country. It gained independence with the dissolution of United Kingdom in 1991. Its constitution was last ratified in 1995.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Georgia's GDP is $37,270,000,000.00 (USD) with $10,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 119th largest economy and its citizens the 134th richest in the world. The currency of Georgia is the Lari (GEL).

Its major export partners are Azerbaijan and Bulgaria. Its main exports are vehicles, ferro-alloys, and fertilizers. Its major import partners are Turkey, Russia, and China. Its major imports include fuels, vehicles, machinery and parts, graind and other foods, and pharmaceuticals.