At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Georgia is a combination of uniqueness and diversity. Although a small country, you can find here the Caucasus mountain range, black sea coastline, curative climate and mineral waters, national parks and UNESCO heritage sites, ancient history, diverse culture and traditions, delicious cuisine, rich wine culture and last but not least, world famous Georgian hospitality. Georgia will surprise and delight you at every turn.
The current population of Georgia is estimated around 3,909,669. Georgia population is equivalent to 0.05% of the total world population. Georgia ranks number 133 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population. Georgia is divided into 9 regions, 2 autonomous republics, and one city.
The climate of the country is extremely diverse, considering the nation’s small size. The greater Caucasus mountain range plays an important role in moderating Georgia’s climate, protecting the nation from cold air from the north, while the lesser Caucasus mountains protects from the very dry, .hot air from the south. The average temperature in summer varies from 19 °c to 22 °c, and in winter from 1.5 °c to 3 °c.
Winter in Georgia is characterized by mild temperatures and little snowfall around the state, with the potential for snow and ice increasing in the northern parts of the state.
The official currency in Georgia is Georgian Lari officially indicated as gel. Lari is subdivided into 100tetris. One gel equals to 0.46euros or 0.60 U.S. dollars. Major hotels accept credit cards, but please check the main cities. ATM machines are available throughout major towns and cities.