Area: 69, 700sq.km
Population: 4 497 600 ppl.
Currency: Lari (GEL)
Time Zone: UTC+4
Phone code: +995
Georgia is a state located in the West Asia and the Middle East. Georgia shares borders with the following countries: Turkey and Armenia from the South, Azerbaijan from South-East and Russia from the North. Abkhazia and South Ossetia are not under control of the Georgian government. Georgia, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the European Commission assess those territories as occupied by Russia in Georgia. In 2008, Nicaragua, Russia, Venezuela and several island countries from the Pacific Ocean, which are members of United Nations organization, acknowledged South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states.
Total population of Georgia according to data of national services on 1 Jan 2012 is 4 497 600 people (excluding the population of Abkhazia and South Ossetia).
Legislative power in Georgia belongs to the president, according to the Constitution of Georgia, the head of state and legislative authority is the president, who serves as the chief of the Armed Forces of Georgia and is the supreme representative of Georgia in foreign relations; directs domestic and foreign policy, creates unity and integrity of the country and provides task for the government.