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Learn more about Georgia.
Flag of Georgia Georgia
Population: 4,693,892 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: T'bilisi
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An Introduction to Georgia
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. Ethnic separation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, poor governance, and Russian military bases deny the government effective control over the entirety of the state's internationally recognized territory. Despite myriad problems, some progress on market reforms and democratization has been made. 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.

Georgia map

Map of Georgia ( Location ) : 42 00 N, 43 30 E, Southwestern Asia, bordering the Black Sea, between Turkey and Russia. For additional reports and educational information specific to Georgia, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Georgian Flag
White rectangle, in its central portion a red cross connecting all four sides of the flag; in each of the four corners is a small red bolnur-katskhuri cross; the five-cross flag appears to date back to the 14th century.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Georgia.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • -0.36%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 72.35 yrs - Male
    • 79.44 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 650,500 (2003)

Televisions:
    • 2.57 million (1997)

Radios:
    • 30,200,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .ge

Did you know ... People from Georgia are called Georgians
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook