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Countries of the World: Georgia
Resources about Georgia including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Georgia GDP (2008): $12.79 billion. GDP per capita (2009 est., purchasing power parity): $4,747. GDP growth (2008): 2.3%. Inflation rate (2008): 5.5%. Natural resources: Forests, hydropower, nonferrous metals, manganese, iron ore, copper, citrus fruits, tea, wine. Industry: Types--steel, aircraft, machine tools, foundry equipment (automobiles, trucks, and tractors), tower cranes, electric welding equipment, fuel re-exports, machinery for food packing, electric motors, textiles, shoes, chemicals, wood products, bottled water, and wine. Trade (2008): Exports--$1.5 billion. Partners--Turkey, United States, Azerbaijan, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, Turkmenistan. Imports--$6.31 billion. Partners-- Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Germany, United States, Bulgaria. Work force (1.92 million in 2008): Agriculture--53.5%, industry--8.9%, services--35.5%. Unemployment (2008 est.)-- 16.5%.

Geography of Georgia Area: 69,700 square kilometers; slightly smaller than South Carolina; approximately 20% of its total territory is not under Georgian Government control. Cities: Capital--Tbilisi (population 1.1 million, 2008). Terrain: Mostly rugged and mountainous. Climate: Generally moderate; mild on the Black Sea coast with cold winters in the mountains.

Government of Georgia Type: Republic. Constitution: August 24, 1995; amended February, April, and June 2004; December 2005; and January 2007. Branches: Executive--president with State Chancellery. Legislative--unicameral Parliament, 235 members. Judicial-- Supreme Court, Constitutional Court, and local courts. Subdivisions: 67 electoral districts, including those within two autonomous republics (Abkhazia and Adjara) and five independent cities. Major political parties [and leaders]: United National Movement [Mikheil Saakashvili]; The Christian Democratic Movement [Giorgi Targamadze]; Our Georgia - Free Democrats [Irakli Alasania]; Republican Party [David Usupashvili]; Labor Party [Shalva Natelashvili]. Suffrage: Universal over 18 years of age.

Map of Georgia This Map of Georgia shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including Tbilisi the capital of Georgia. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)

Official Name of Georgia The Official Name of Georgia is Georgia. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)

People of Georgia Nationality: Noun and adjective--Georgian(s). Population (2009 est.): 4.4 million. Population growth rate (2008): -0.8%. Ethnic groups (2002 census): Georgian 83.8%, Azeri 6.5%, Armenian 5.7%, Russian 1.5%, other 2.5%. Religion (2002 census): Orthodox Christian 83.9%, Muslim 9.9%, Armenian Apostolic 3.9%, Catholic 0.8%; other 0.8%; none 0.7%. Language: Georgian 71% (official), Russian 9%, Armenian 7%, Azeri 6%, other 7%. Abkhaz also "official language" in Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia. Education: Years compulsory--11. Literacy (2004 est.) 100%. Health: Infant mortality rate (2008)--17 deaths/1,000 live births. Life expectancy (2008)--72 yrs.

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