23 Golden Facts About Georgia

Fancy yourself as a bit of a quiz-master? Test your knowledge by taking a look at these 23 facts about Georgia!

Geographical stats…Interesting Facts About Georgia

  1. Georgia is a beautifully mountainous country in Asia.
  2. Even though Georgia is geographically in Asia, it is actually right on the border between Asia and Europe and spans both continents, making it one of only 5 transcontinental countries in the world.
  3. It is bordered by Russia to the north and Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan to the south. It also has a coastline along the Black Sea to the west and the Caspian Sea to the east.
  4. To explore the wonderful sights and rich history that Georgia has to offer, head for the coordinates of 41.7167° N, 44.7833° E.
  5. The terrain here is mostly mountainous, with lowlands and basins in the east.
  6. The total land area of Georgia is 26,911 square miles (69,700 square kilometres)…
  7. …that’s slightly smaller than Scotland.
  8. Georgia’s population was 4,931,226 in 2015…
  9. …that’s slightly less than Scotland.
  10. Residents here are known as Georgians.
  11. The capital is Tbilisi; it covers an area of 135 square miles (350 square kilometres) and had a population of 1,147,000 in 2015.
  12. The climate in Georgia varies throughout the country and is dependent on altitude, although for the most part Georgians enjoy hot summers and mild winters. Perfect!
  13. Veronya Cave (also known as Krubera Cave) in Georgia is the deepest cave in the world at an incredible 7,208 feet deep!
  14. Human remains have been found in Georgia that date back 1.8 million years!

Social intricacies

  1. The official language of Georgia is rather unsurprisingly… Georgian!
  2. Fancy a bottle or two of Georgian wine? You’ll need to exchange your GBP for Georgian Lari, the official currency here.
  3. Georgians live for an average of 76 years.
  4. Georgia gained independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991.
  5. The oldest known fibres used by humans were discovered in Georgia and date back more than 34,000 years!

Industry insights…

  1. Georgia grows tea, grapes, citrus fruit and hazelnuts; they also rear livestock and produce wine.
  2. Its industry consists of steel, machine tools, aircraft, mining and electrical appliances.
  3. The main exports consist of machinery, chemicals, scrap metal, citrus fruits, tea and fuel re-exports.

Bonus Fact!

  1. Do you know someone living in Georgia? You can make cheap calls to Georgia with Cherry Call – don’t forget, you’ll also need to use the international dialling code of 00995.

To keep up-to-date with what’s going on in Georgia, head over to the Georgia Today website.

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