Georgia

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INTRODUCTION

Georgia (republic) (in Georgian, Sakartvelo), officially Republic of Georgia, republic in the Transcaucasia region of western Asia, bordered by the Black Sea on the west, Russia on the north, and Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Turkey on the south. Formerly the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR) of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Georgia includes two autonomous republics-Abkhazia and Adzharia (Ajaria)-and one autonomous region-South Ossetia. Tbilisi is the capital and largest city.

Official Name - Republic of Georgia
Capital - T'bilisi 1,300,000 (1994)
Population - 5,411,000 (1995)
Life Expectancy - 69 years for men 72 years for women
Area - 69,700 sq km (26,900 sq mi)
Largest Cities - K'ut'aisi 235,000 Bat'umi 136,000 Sokhumi 121,000
Languages - Georgian; Russian
Religions - Georgian Orthodox; Islam
Currency - Lari
Government - Unicameral republic
Time and Date in T'Bilisi