Georgia

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Georgia on World Map

Continent – Asia

Region – South-West Asia

Size – 69,700 km²

Geography – mostly mountains, low coastal area

Language – Georgian, Russian, Armenian, Azeri

Religion – 84% Christian, 10% Muslim, 4% Armenian-Gregorian, 2% other

Monetary Unit – Lari

Natural Resources – forests, hydropower, manganese deposits, iron ore, copper, minor coal and oil deposits

Agriculture – citrus, grapes, tea, hazelnuts, vegetables, livestock

Industry – steel, aircraft, machine tools, electrical appliances, mining (manganese and copper), chemicals, wood products, wine

Map of Georgia

Neighbouring Countries – Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey

Population – 4,935,880 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – -0.11%

Average Life Expectancy – 75.72

Capital City – Tbilisi (1,175,200)

Highest Mountain – Shkhara  (5,201 m)

Longest River – Kura (1,364 km – total length)

Climate – Mediterranean – cool winters -1°C to 17°C, hot summers 16°C to 31°C

Yearly Rainfall – 50 cm (approx)

Plant Life – black alder, oak, elm, beech, evergreen trees

Animal Life – Mountain goats, Caucasian goats, Caucasian antelope, European wild boar, porcupine, leopard

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Georgia. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/georgia.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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