Country: Georgia

Population: 4,646,003

Capital: T'bilisi

Time Zone: UTC+4

Currency Name: lari (GEL)

Government Type: Republic

Languages: Georgian 71% (official), Russian 9%, Armenian 7%, Azeri 6%, other 7%

Ethnic Breakdown: Georgian 83.8%, Azeri 6.5%, Armenian 5.7%, Russian 1.5%, other 2.5%

Religion: Orthodox Christian 83.9%, Muslim 9.9%, Armenian-Gregorian 3.9%, Catholic 0.8%, other 0.8%, none 0.7%

Major Cities: Tbilisi, Akhaltsikhe

Phone Country Code: 995

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: www.georgia.org/travel

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), January 7 (Christmas), January 19 (Baptism Day), March 3 (Mother's Day), March 8 (Women's Day), April 9 (Day of National Unity), Easter, May 9 (Day of Victory Over Fascism), May 12 (St. Andrew's Day), May 26 (Independence Day), August 28 (Dormition Day of All-Holy Theotokos), October 14 (Day of Svetitskhoveli), November 23 (St. George's Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Scientists found the oldest evidence of wine production in Georgia dating back to 7000 BC.