Georgia Fact Sheet

Georgia

Geography
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National Symbol: 
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Geographic Area: 
26,900 square miles
Time Zone: 
UTC + 4 hours
Climate: 
Moderate overall, ranging from mild on the Black Sea to colder in the mountains
Population: 
4.6 million (July 2011 est.)
Major Cities: 
  • Tbilisi
US Consulate/Embassy Contact Info: 
Ambassador: John R. Bass Deputy Chief of Mission: Bridget Brink Public Affairs Officer: Michael Turner 11 George Balanchine St. Didi Dighomi, Tbilisi 0131 +995 32 227 70 00
Canadian Consulate/Embassy Contact Info: 
Canada announced in August 2011 its intention to open a consulate in Georgia. As of March 2012, Canada still lists only its embassy in Turkey as the official contact point for citizens in Georgia.
Daily Life
Official Language: 
other
Primary Language, other: 
Georgian, Abkhaz (in Abkhazia region)
Secondary Languages: 
  • Russian
  • Armenian
  • Azeri
Currency: 
Lari ($1 = 1.64 GEL, as of April 2012)
Legal Drinking Age: 
16
Legal Driving Age: 
18
Driving Rules: 
  • international driver’s license required
  • drive on right side of road