Georgia

     
   
 

Georgia

 

Capital T'bilisi
Total Area 26,911.32 sq mi
69,700.00 sq km
(slightly smaller than South Carolina)
Population 4,989,285 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 4,547,526
Languages Georgian 71% (official), Russian 9%, Armenian 7%, Azeri 6%, other 7%
Literacy 99.0% total, 100.0% male, 98% female (1989 est.)
Religions Georgian Orthodox 65%, Muslim 11%, Russian Orthodox 10%, Armenian Apostolic 8%, unknown 6%
Life Expectancy 61.04 male, 68.28 female (2001 est.)
Government Type republic
Currency 1 lari (GEL) = 100 tetri
GDP (per capita) $4,600 (2000 est.)
Industry steel, aircraft, machine tools, electric locomotives, trucks, tractors, textiles, shoes, chemicals, wood products, wine
Agriculture citrus, grapes, tea, vegetables, potatoes; livestock
Arable Land 9%
Natural Resources forests, hydropower, manganese deposits, iron ore, copper, minor coal and oil deposits; coastal climate and soils allow for important tea and citrus growth