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from 30 April, 1999

 

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NAME OF COUNTRY:
conventional long form: Republic of Georgia
conventional short form: Georgia
local long form: Sak'art'velos Respublika
local short form: Sak'art'velo

INTERNATIONAL CODE:
Geography code (by fips 10-4): GG;
Country code (by ISO-3166): GE
(2 char); GEO (3 char); 268 (number);
Internet code: GE
Language code (by ISO-639):
KA (K'art'uli, IBERIO-CAUCASIAN language family)
Calling code: +995 (for Georgia); +995 (32) (for Tbilisi) Tbilisi


GEOGRAPHY

AREA: 69,700 sq km (26,911 sq miles)

OPULATION: 5,400,800 (1998 est.)

POPULATION DENSITY: 77.0 per sq km.

CAPITAL: Tbilisi. Population: 1,225,000. Tbilisi

GEOGRAPHY: Georgia is a mountainous country. The Northern geographical boundaries run along the Great Caucasian Range, which includes the Main Caucasian Range, and its other chains stretch to the South. The Southern boundary coincides with the mountainous system of the Minor Caucasus, including the Meskheti - Trialeti volcanic plateau. Between the Great and Minor Caucasus plains are located. The Western part of the country is washed by the Black Sea. (40o - 47o E., 41o - 44o N).Geography

LANGUAGE: The official language is Georgian, the only language in the Ibera Caucasian family written in ancient script, with its own unique alphabet. Russian, Ossetian and Abkhazian are also spoken. Language

RELIGION: Christian majority, mainly Georgian Orthodox church. Also Eastern Orthodox, Muslim, Jewish and other Christian denomination minorities.


POPULATION

POPULATION: 5,400,800 (1998 est.)

POPULATION DENSITY: 77 per sq km.

ETHNIC DIVISIONS: Georgian 70.1%, Armenian 8.1%, Russian 6.3%, Azeri 5.7%, Ossetian 3%, Abkhaz 1.8%, other 5%.

RELIGIONS: Christian Orthodox 75% (Georgian Orthodox 65%, Russian Orthodox 10%), Muslim 11%, Armenian Apostolic 8%, Others 6%.

NATIONALITY: noun: Georgian(s); adjective: Georgian.

BIGGEST CITIES (Hab. Population):
Tbilisi - 1,225,000;
Kutaisi - 221,000;
Rustavi - 145,000;
Batumi - 115,000;

POPULATION BY RELIGIONS:
Christian Orthodox 75% (Georgian Orthodox 65%, Russian Orthodox 10%),
Muslim 11%,
Armenian Apostolic 8%,
Others 6%.





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