Georgia is located on the crossroad of Europe and Asia. It lays at the eastern end of the Black Sea, with Turkey and Armenia to the south, Azerbaijan to the east, and Russia to the north, over the Caucasus Mountains. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi. Georgia’s total territory covers 69,700 square kilometers.

Population in Georgia is almost 5 million. Official language is Georgian. Country is unitary semi-presidential republic. Georgian currency is Georgian Lari () (GEL). The native name of Georgia is “Sakartvelo”.

The climate of Georgia is extremely diverse, considering the nation’s small size. The highest mountain in Georgia is Mount Shkhara at 5,068 meters.

A large majority of Georgia’s population (83.9% in 2002) practices Orthodox Christianity.

Largest cities and towns of Georgia are : Tbilisi; Kutaisi; Batumi; Rustavi; Zugdidi; Gori; Poti; Khashuri; Samtredia.

Single emergency number in Georgia – 112

 

As it is well known tourism is the priority field of Georgian government, which is developing very fast in country. Today tourism industry in one of the most successful industry in Georgia and among the industries in the world. Day by day in Georgian market appears a new international and local brand of Hotels, built new roads, opening new restaurants and food outlets, Georgia now is advertised as one of the best tourist country, with its ancient culture, one of the first Christian country, with its landscape, traditions, wine, a variety of famous dishes, hospitality. Georgian landscape and its geographic location is so various that makes it possible in one day be at seaside, taking sun bathes and at the same time visit Georgia snowy mountains, or desert, also it is possible to reach the alpine area.