Key Information & Facts of Georgia

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 4 January 2016.

General Info

Tbilisi

is the capital and largest city.

3,729,500

is the population (2015 estimate).

69,420

km2 (26,911 mi2) is its area.

Georgia Standard Time (UTC+4)

or “GET,” is the country’s time zone.

Georgian

is the main language spoken.

The 'Lari'

is the national currency (except for in the two de facto independent regions, Abkhazia & South Ossetia). Its sub-unit is the tetri (100 tetri = 1 lari).

GE

is the country’s 2-digit ISO country code.

'Sakartvelo'

is the endonym for the country, the name that the locals call their country, in their own language.

+995

is the country’s calling (dialing) code.

'Mkhedruli'

is the main alphabet/script used in the Georgian language; it is one of three Georgian scripts (the other two are Asomtavruli and Nuskhuri).

Georgian

is the demonym for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »

For the Travelers

Right

is the side of the road they drive on.

Types C & F

is the country’s electricity adapter types, 220 V, 50 Hz, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »

18

is the purchase age for tobacco, though there doesn’t seem to be a limit on smoking.

18

is the purchase age for alcohol, though there doesn’t seem to be a limit on consumption.

16

is the age of consent.

112

is the general emergency number.

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity

Giorgi Margvelashvili

is the president.

'Tavisupleba'

(“თავისუფლება”)is the country’s national anthem (meaning “Freedom”).

Giorgi Kvirikashvili

is the prime minister.

'Dzala Ertobashia'

(“ძალა ერთობაშია”) is the country’s national motto (meaning “strength is in unity”).

Semi-Presidential Republic

is the form of government.

Parliament

is the country’s legislating body.
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