Sunday, June 22, 2008

Georgia Country Information


Name: Georgia (engl.), Sakartvelo (geo.)

Capital City: Tbilisi (1,7 Mio.)

Area: 69,700 sq km 26,911 sq miles
Longitude: 400 - 470 E;
Latitude: 410 - 440 N;

Borders: 1970 km (1224 miles);
Land border: 1655 km (1028 miles);
Georgian section of the Black Sea coast line: 315 km (195 miles);
Armenia: 164 km;
Azerbaijan: 322 km;
Russia: 723 km;
Turkey: 252 km;

Country code: GEO;

Internet code: .ge ;

Population: 4,300,000

Time Zone: GMT + 3 (GMT + 4 from last Sunday in Oct. to last Sunday in March);

Georgian (official)
Belongs to the Kartvelian language family, which is related to the Caucasian languages - it has no linguistic connection to Russian. Russian (other) Most Georgians also speak Russian. Armenian (other) Azeri (other)

Religion: Georgian Orthodox (84%), Muslim (10%), Armenian Apostolic (4%)

Currency: Lari (GEL)

Electricity: 220V 50HzHz

Electric Plug Details: European plug with two circular metal pins

Country Dialing Code: +995, Tbilisi area code: 32

Principal cities:
Tbilisi: 1.700.000
Kutaisi: 241.100;
Rustavi: 158.000;
Batumi: 137.100;
Zugdidi: 105.000 including IDP from Abkhazia;
Chiatura: 70.000;
Gori: 70.000;
Poti: 50.900;

Highest mountains:
Shkhara - 5068 m (16,627 ft);
Janga - 5059 m (16,597 ft);
Mkinvartsveri (Mt. Kazbeg) - 5047 m (16,558 ft);
Shota Rustaveli - 4860 m (15,944 ft);
Tetnuldi - 4858 m (15,938 ft);
Ushba - 4700 m (15,419 ft);
Ailama - 4547 m (14,917 ft);
Chaukhi - 3800 m (15,419 ft);

Longest rivers:
Mtkvari (Kura in Russian) - 1364 km (847.5 miles);
Chorokhi - 438 km (272.1 miles);
Alazani - 351 km (218.1 miles);
Rioni - 327 km (203.1 miles);
Tori - 320 km (198.8 miles);
Enguri - 213 km (132.3 miles);

Largest lakes:
Paravani - 37.5 (14.4 sq ml);
Kartsakhi - 26.3 (10.1 sq ml);
Paliastomi - 18.2 (7.0 sq ml);
Tabatskuri - 14.2 (5.4 sq ml);
Khanchali -13.3 (5.1 sq ml);
Jandari - 10.6 (4.0 sq ml);


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