საქართველო | Sakartvelo
Georgia is a tiny country with almost four million people located where Europe, Asia, and the Middle East meet. Located on the eastern shores of the Black Sea and partially within the Caucasus Mountains, the landscape offers stark contrasts that are sure to appeal to most any traveler. Russia is to its north, Turkey and Armenia are to its south, and Azerbaijan is to its southeast.
Love wine? Georgians are proud producers of quality wines, unbeknownst to most outside of the area. There are over 500 varieties of grapes grown in Georgia, allowing for many unique and appealing flavors. The Kakheti region is famous for its wines, and driving through the rolling hills of this region will have you pass numerous vineyards. However, great wine is not limited to Kakheti; try places such as Shida Kartli, Khvanchkara, Kvemo Kartli, Imereti, Samegrelo, and Guria, for some tasty variations, to name a few.
Having many towns and villages up in the Caucasus Mountains translates to some excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities for visitors. Mestia, Bakuriani and Gudauri are good options for these winter activities.
Georgia Travel Information & Key Points
General points to know about the country of Georgia – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.
Capital: Tbilisi (& largest city)
Population: 3.75 million (2020 estimate)
President: Salome Zurabishvili
Prime Minister: Giorgi Gakharia
Currency: Georgian Lari ₾ (GEL)
Area: 69,700 km2 (26,900 mi2)
Dialing Code: +995
Time Zone: Georgian Time “GET” (UTC+4)
Demonym: Georgian (what is a demonym?)
Endonym: საქართველო (Sakartvelo) (their name for their country)
Emergency Number: 112
Drinking Age: 18 to purchase
Smoking Age: 18 to purchase
Age of Consent: 16
Drives on the: Right
Electricity & Adapter: 220 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / F (define)
ISO Country Code: GE