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Georgia Travel Guide: Country & Destination Information for Visiting

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Georgia travel guide and destination overview of the country. Key information, general overview, and more for travelers to Georgia.

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.

Related Read: Georgia History: A Quick Timeline of Georgian Historical Events (the Country, Sakartvelo)

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.

Related Read: 7+ Things to Do in Georgia (Country): Best Places to Go & Sites to See

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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)

Language(s): Georgian

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

Related Read: Georgia Facts: 10+ Points About the Country, Culture, History & More

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