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Georgia FlagGeorgia

Strength Is In Unity.

 

General


Population: 4,585,874 (2011)
Land Area: 69,700 sq km
Natural Resources: Forests, hydropower, manganese deposits, iron ore, copper, coal, oil; coastal climate and soils allow for important tea and citrus growth
Capital: Tblisi
Political System: Federal Republic
State Leader: Mikkheil Saakashvili (2004)
Languages: Georgian, Russian, Armenian, Azeri, Abkhaz (Abkhazia)
Currency: Lari (GEL)
Major Religions: Orthodox Christian 83.9%, Muslim 9.9%, Armenian-Gregorian 3.9%, Catholic 0.8%, Other 0.8%, None 0.7%
Major Ethnicities: Georgian 83.8%, Azeri 6.5%, Armenian 5.7%, Russian 1.5%, Other 2.5%
Life Expectancy: 77.12 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 11.23 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 22.32 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 4,800 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 5.5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 11%, Industry 27.1%, Services 62% (2009)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 55.6%, Industry 8.9%, Services 35.5% (2006)
Industries: Steel, aircraft, machine tools, electrical appliances, mining, chemicals, wood products, wine
Agriculture Products: Citrus, grapes, tea, hazelnuts, vegetables; livestock
Human Development Index: 0.741 (75th)
Tourism Revenue: 209 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 16.4% (2009)

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Army Size: 11 130 (2004)
Budget: 0.59% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Georgia is located in the Caucasus between Asia and Europe. Georgia is bordered by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia and Turkey. Georgia obtained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Georgia has instituted democratic reform and economic reforms following their independence and has enjoyed a very high growth rate, which was 12% in the last year. In August 2008 Georgia and Russia became involved in a conflict over the Georgian breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The conflict ended with Russia recognizing the independence of both regions.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Georgia
Wikipedia: Georgia
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/GEO.html

Updated on: December 18, 2011