Georgia, a country in Southwestern Asia, is a former Soviet Union state that is home to the Black Sea beaches and Caucasus Mountain villages. It has a total land area of 27,000 square miles that stretches along the Greater Caucasus ridge, bordered by the Black Sea to the west, the Armenian and Turkish highlands to the South, and Azerbaijan to the east.

The capital city of Tbilisi is the political and cultural center of the country. It features contrasting styles of architecture, from the old bricks in the Old Town to the futuristic Rike Park Concert Hall and the Bridge of Peace. You’ll surely have a fantastic and colorful vacation when you visit Georgia!

Gergeti Trinity Church, Georgia
Gergeti Trinity Church, Georgia | Photo by Levan Gokadze under creative commons

Key Facts About Georgia

Location Southwestern Asia, bordering the Black Sea, between Turkey and Russia
CurrencyGeorgian Lari
Currency Conversion1GEL = 0.37USD
ClimateWarm and pleasant; Mediterranean
Population3.9 million (2019 est.)
ReligionMostly Orthodox Christian
LanguageGeorgian is the main language of Georgia.

Top Tourist Attractions in Georgia

  • Kura River in Tbilisi
  • Svetitskhoveli Church
  • Samtavro Monastery
  • Vardzia
  • Katskhi Pillar
  • Gergeti Trinity Church
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi
  • Narikala
  • Uplistsikhe