Country Profile - Georgia

Name: Georgia

Location: Caucasus, North of Turkey

Time: IST (-) 1 1/2 hrs

Capital: Tbilisi

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

Area: 69,700 sq kms

Population: 4,585,874 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 26 May (Independence day)

Currency: Georgian Lari (GEL).

Climate: Hot summers with mild winters, particularly in the southwest. Low temperatures are common in alpine areas. Heaviest rainfall exists in the subtropical southwest.

Holidays: January 01,  New Year's Day. 26 May Independence Day.

Airline Name: Orbi Georgian Airlines (NQ)

International Airports: Tbilisi (TBS)