Georgia Country Profile
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Georgia is a country located at the Caucasus part of Eurasia. It joins Europe to Asia and has the Caucasus Mountain villages. It is home to the Vardizia a cave monastery site dug at the slopes of Erusheti Mountain.
The country recorded a population of 3.731 million in 2018 and covers an area of 69,700 km2.
The largest and capital city is Tbilisi. The city’s architecture comprises of Eastern Orthodox Churches and Soviet modern buildings.
The Capital, Tblisi.
Georgia was part of the Russian Empire between 1801 and 1804. The Russian revolt in 1918 led to the country’s independence. The Red Army invaded the country in 1921 and Georgia was assimilated into the Soviet Union.
The country declared supremacy in 1989 and later gained full independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Its culture is greatly influenced by that of Anatolian, European, Persian and Arabian.
The main crops include peanuts, pecans, cotton, tobacco, soybeans and cereals.
The popular dishes are khinkali, badrijani niqvzit, lobio, gababi and dolmas.
Common wildlife animals include black bears, coyotes, raccoons and foxes.
Annual events/ celebrations/ festivals
The main festivals include the Tbilisi Jazz Festival, Tbilisi International Film Festival, Tbilisoba, Cheese Festival, New Years Day and Orthodox Christmas Day.
Things to see
There is the Tallulah Gorge Park, which is a beautiful site to visit which has Tallulah falls.
Also, the Wormsloe Plantation, a historic site for the state.
Other places to visit are Lullwater Park, Callaway Gardens, Panther Creek Falls, Morningside Nature Preserve and Etowah Indian Mounds.
The main religion is Orthodox Christianity.
The country’s official language is Georgian.
Kutaisi and Mkskheta cities in Georgia are amongst the 16 oldest cities in Europe.
Georgia is bordered by the Black Sea on the west, Russia on the north, Turkey and Armenia on the south, and Azerbaijan on the southeast.
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