Georgia is a small country, not well known in Europe, famous for the dubious distinction of being
the birthplaces of Josif Vissarionovic Džugašvili (aka Stalin).
Today Georgia is a democracy, with an increasingly liberal economy and a government whose objective is to meet the highest European standards, a country where the general public and the civil society are strong enough to keep accountable even the most popular president.
Georgia is currently a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the World Trade Organization and the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, and seeks integration with the European Union and NATO.
Throughout the 20th century, Georgia has been popular as a holiday destination for citizens of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
They came for high mountains, sunny beaches and a world-renowned cuisine.
With the fall of the Soviet Union, Georgia's beauty is now open to any traveller thirsting for new sights, sounds, smells and an elemental and rich culture. From the shores of the Black Sea to the soaring peaks of the Caucasus - from rich Wine Country in eastern Georgia to Cave cities, to the spa town of Borjomi and cultural delights of Tbilisi, Georgia's natural beauty is the stuff of legend.
We strongly believe that tourism is an important way to bring Georgia closer to the rest of the world.
Discover our "best reasons" to visit Georgia.
Georgia in brief
Area: 69.500 Km²
Time Zone: UTC +4
Languages: Georgian, Russian is widely known, english
Religion: Most of the population in Georgia practices Orthodox Christianity, primarily the Georgian Orthodox Church.
Currency: Georgian Lari (GEL)
Calling code : 00995
Mobile phone coverage: Surprisingly good, even in the mountains. Operators are Magti and Geocell.
Georgia in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_(country)