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Georgia. General Info


საქართველო Sakartvelogeo bg

Country name:
conventional long form: none
conventional short form:Georgia
local long form: none
local short form:Sak'art'velo
former:Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic
Southwestern Asia, bordering the Black Sea, between Turkey and Russia
(lat/lon: 42 00 N, 43 30 E)
total:69,700 sq km
country comparison to the world:121
land:69,700 sq km
water:0 sq km
warm and pleasant; Mediterranean-like on Black Sea coast
Time zone:
GMT +4:00
4,928,052 (July 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world:123
Georgian (official) 87.6%, Azeri 6.2%, Armenian 3.9%, Russian 1.2%, other 1%
note: Abkhaz is the official language in Abkhazia
Orthodox (official) 83.4%, Muslim 10.7%, Armenian Apostolic 2.9%, other 1.2% (includes Catholic, Jehovah's Witness, Yazidi, Protestant, Jewish), none 0.5%, unspecified/no answer 1.2% (2014 est.)
Ethnic groups:
Georgian 86.8%, Azeri 6.3%, Armenian 4.5%, other 2.3% (includes Russian, Ossetian, Yazidis, Ukrainian, Kist, Greek) (2014 est.)
geographic coordinates:41 43 N, 44 47 E
time difference:UTC+4 (9 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Currency (code):
Lari (GEL)
Telephone calling code:
International Codes:

Geography code (by fips 10-4):GG
Country code (by ISO-3166):GE (2 char); GEO (3 char); 268 (number);
Language code (by ISO-639): KA (K'art'uli, IBERIO-CAUCASIAN language family)

Based on: CIA World Factbook

National Symbols of Georgia

Coat of Arms of Georgia

National Flag of Georgia


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"Tavisupleba" (in Georgian თავისუფლება) is the new national anthem of Georgia. The title means "Freedom". It was adopted on 23 April 2004. "Tavisupleba" succeeds the old anthem Dideba zetsit kurtheuls, adopted after Georgia's independence from the Soviet Union. The lyrics are by Davit Maghradze (დავით მაღრაძე), music by Zakaria Paliashvili (ზაქარია ფალიაშვილი). The music and lyrics were adapted into an anthem by Ioseb Kechakmadze (იოსებ კეჭაყმაძე).

in Georgian:

ჩემი ხატია სამშობლო,
სახატე მთელი ქვეყანა,
განათებული მთა-ბარი,
წილნაყარია ღმერთთანა.
თავისუფლება დღეს ჩვენი
მომავალს უმღერს დიდებას,
ცისკრის ვარსკვლავი ამოდის
და ორ ზღვას შუა ბრწყინდება,
დიდება თავისუფლებას,
თავისუფლებას დიდება.


English translation

My icon is my motherland,
And the whole world is its icon-stand.
Bright mounts and valleys
Are shared with God
Today our freedom
Sings to the glory of future,
The dawn star rises up
And shines out between two seas.
Praise be to liberty,
Praise be to liberty!

(English translation is done by David Chikvaidze)

national Anthem of georgia. Sheet music in PDF format.