Quick Facts

Region: Europe

Population:
470,000

Religion:

Georgian Orthodox is the primary religion.

Language:

The Georgian language is a Kartvelian language spoken by Georgians. Georgian is written in its own unique writing system, the Georgian alphabet.

Area (sq. km):
69,700 square meters

Time:

Georgia Time Zone (UTC+04:00)

When To Travel

The Caucasian barrier protects Georgia from cold air intrusions from the north, while the country is open to the constant influence of warm, moist air from the Black Sea. Western Georgia has a humid subtropical, maritime climate, while eastern Georgia has a range of climate varying from moderately humid to a dry subtropical type.

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Electricity:

The Type C electrical plug (or Europlug) is a two-wire plug that has two round pins. It fits into any socket that accepts 4.0 – 4.8 mm round contacts on 19 mm centres. They are being replaced by E, F, J, K or N sockets which work perfectly with Type C plugs.

220v, 50Hz

Visa:

Many nationalities do not currently require a visa for Georgia, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK, USA & all EU member states. However, all nationalities should check with the nearest embassy for the latest visa information as this may be subject to change at short notice.

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Further Reading

Stories I Stole - Wendell Steavenson
Georgia Through Its Folktales - Michael Berman
A Time of Miracles - Anne-Laure Bondoux