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Georgia is a nation in Eurasia’s Caucasus region. It is bordered to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. Tbilisi is the capital and biggest city. Georgia has a land area of 69,700 square kilometers (26,911 square miles) and a population of about 3.75 million people in 2015. Georgia is a unitary, semi-presidential republic with a representative democracy as its government.

Several separate kingdoms emerged in what is now Georgia throughout the classical period. In the early fourth century, the kingdoms of Colchis and Iberiaa converted to Christianity. During the reigns of King David IV and Queen Tamarin in the 11th–12th century, Georgia achieved the pinnacle of its political and economic power. Following that, the region was controlled for centuries by several major empires, notably the Mongols, the Ottoman Empire, and subsequent Iranian dynasties. The kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti formed an alliance with the Russian Empire in the late 18th century, and the region was conquered by Russia in 1801. The Treaty of Gulistan with Qajar Iran reaffirmed the latter’s authority over Georgia in 1813. Following the Russian Revolution in 1917, Georgia achieved, though temporarily, independence and formed its first-ever republic under German and British protection, only to be invaded by Soviet Russia in 1921 and incorporated into the Soviet Union as the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.

For the majority of the 1990s, post-communist Georgia suffered from civil and economic crises since the formation of the modern Georgian republic in April 1991. This continued until the peaceful Rose Revolution, when Georgia adopted a firmly pro-Western foreign policy, instituting a slew of democratic and economic reforms targeted towards NATO and European integration. The country’s Western orientation quickly deteriorated ties with Russia, resulting in the short Russo-Georgian War.

Georgia belongs to the Council of Europe as well as the GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development. It is home to two de facto autonomous territories, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which received limited international recognition after the 2008 Russo-Georgian War.

Georgia | Introduction

Georgia is a country rich in history and unrivaled in natural beauty. Archaeologists uncovered the earliest evidence of wine making (7000–5000 BC) in Georgia, as well as the remains of the oldest (1.8 million years) hominids discovered outside of Africa. Unfortunately, we in the West receive very little exposure...

How To Travel To Georgia

By plane London (bmi), Paris (Georgian Airways), Vienna (Austrian Airlines), Warsaw (LOT Airlines), Kiev (Georgian Airways), Munich (Lufthansa), Athens (Georgian Airways), Riga (airBaltic), Istanbul (Turkish Airlines), and Prague all have flights to Tbilisi (Czech Airlines). KLM has canceled services to Tbilisi, although Georgian Airways operates flights from and to Amsterdam....

How To Travel Around Georgia

Taxi Taxis are the most convenient and inexpensive mode of transportation in Georgia. Trips inside Tbilisi cost 3 to 5 lari, depending on distance, and you may bargain with the taxi drivers. Previously, the overwhelming majority of taxis in Georgia were unauthorized "gypsy cabs" operated by anybody seeking to earn...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Georgia

All visa-free nationalities may remain for a maximum of one year. African and Asian nationalities (with the exception of East Timor) are granted multiple-entry visas valid for 30 days during a 120-day period. For others, the visa is valid for 90 days out of a total of 180 days. Nationals...

Destinations in Georgia

Regions in Georgia KartliThe Georgian heartland, the core of East Georgian culture, and the nation's economic, cultural, and political center; home to the most popular tourist attractions of Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Gori, and Stepantsminda. Rioni RegionThe capital of West Georgia and the ancient kingdom of Colchis, the land of the Golden Fleece;...

Accommodation & Hotels in Georgia

Every year, the number of large Western hotels in Georgia increases, not only in Tbilisi, but also in Batumi and other Georgian towns. Private houses, on the other hand, are the cheapest and most pleasant choice across most of the countryside, but this is very much a homestay; anticipate...

Things To See in Georgia

Georgia has three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery in the Rioni region.The historical monuments of Mtskheta.The Upper Svaneti region which is the highest inhabited region in Europe. Furthermore, Tbilisi's capital provides a variety of attractions, including the Old Town with the Narikala Fortress. Gori, Stalin's birthplace, also...

Food & Drinks in Georgia

Food in Georgia Types of places to eat regular dining establishment (more expensive)restaurant (sasadilo) - cafeteria-style diner that may be more delicious and less expensive than restaurantscafe, street-foodbeer bar, pub (ludis-bari)sakhinkle (სახინკლე) - locations specifically for khinkali, where other foods may also be foundsapurmari - meeting spots in nature, where a...

Money & Shopping in Georgia

Gold & Other Jewellery – Gold, silver, handcrafted & other miscellaneous jewelry, and precious stones are all extremely affordable in Georgia, and the quality of the precious stones, gold, and silver is excellent. Because of the low cost and high quality of Georgian jewelry, many tourists visit the country to...

Internet & Communications in Georgia

Mail Georgian postal services are practically non-existent. There aren't any letterboxes or home delivery services. Mail does not arrive at recipients' homes, but they are informed and must pick up their mail at a post office. Postal charges are expensive (3 GEL to transmit to another nation, compared to 1...

Language & Phrasebook in Georgia

Georgian and its kindred languages are a great delight for language enthusiasts. They may be a nightmare for everyone else. Georgian is a Caucasian language that is unrelated to any other languages spoken outside of Georgia, and it is known for its consonants. Not only are there a lot,...

Traditions & Customs in Georgia

Georgians are very hospitable (and beyond). If you are invited someplace by a Georgian, it will be almost difficult to pay for anything, and even bringing up the topic of who will pay the bill may be humiliating for your host. If you are invited to a private house...

Culture Of Georgia

Georgian culture developed through thousands of years, beginning with the Iberian and Colchian civilizations and continuing with the emergence of the united Georgian Kingdom under the Bagrationi dynasty. In the 11th century, Georgian culture had a golden period and renaissance in classical literature, arts, philosophy, architecture, and science. After a...

History Of Georgia

Prehistory Homo erectus has been living in modern-day Georgia since the Paleolithic Era. The proto-Georgian tribes emerge in recorded history for the first time in the 12th century BC. The oldest evidence of wine has been discovered in Georgia, where 8000-year-old wine jars were discovered. Archaeological discoveries and allusions in ancient...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Georgia

Stay Safe in Georgia The majority of Georgia is extremely safe for visitors. Crime rates in the country are among the lowest in Europe. Corruption, which was previously a major annoyance for visitors, has been much less apparent after the Rose Revolution. Because the notorious and corrupt traffic police have been...

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