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Capital:  T'bilisi
Dialing code: +995
Currency: Georgian lari

Information & Brief History
The region of present-day Georgia contained the ancient kingdoms of Colchis and Kartli-Iberia. The area came under Roman influence in the first centuries AD and Christianity became the state religion in the 330s. Domination by Persians, Arabs, and Turks was followed by a Georgian golden age (11th to the 13th centuries) that was cut short by the Mongol invasion of 1236. Subsequently, the Ottoman and Persian empires competed for influence in the region. Georgia was absorbed into the Russian Empire in the 19th century. Independent for three years (1918-1921) following the Russian revolution, it was forcibly incorporated into the USSR until the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991. Despite myriad problems, some progress on market reforms and democratization has been made since then. An attempt by the government to manipulate legislative elections in November 2003 touched off widespread protests that led to the resignation of Eduard SHEVARDNADZE, president since 1995. New elections in early 2004 swept Mikheil SAAKASHVILI into power along with his National Movement Party.

Business
Georgia Business Resources

Government
Government of Georgia

Hotels
Georgia Hotels: Tbilisi

Languages Spoken: Georgian 71% (official), Russian 9%, Armenian 7%, Azeri 6%, other 7%  *note: Abkhaz is the official language in Abkhazia

Media - Asia
Russia Today

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


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 Southwestern Asia, bordering the Black Sea, between Turkey and Russia

Lowest point
: Black Sea 0 m
Highest point: Mt'a Shkhara 5,201 m

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