Quick Facts

  • Independence: 1991 (from the Soviet Union)
  • Capital city: Tbilisi (pop. 1.147 million)
  • Divided into nine regions.
  • Population: 4,931,226
  • Official language: Georgian
  • Religion: primarily Christianity
  • Literacy rate: 99.8%
  • Climate: humid subtropical in west; cooler, wet summers with snowy winters in mountains
  • Economy: agriculture/tourism
  • Current weather conditions: www.weather.com
  • Tips for travel in country: www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates: www.xe.com

Government in Power

  • A democratic semi-presidential republic
  • Chief of state: President Giorgi Margvelashvili (since 2013) – the president is the chief of state and serves as head of government for the power ministries of internal affairs and defense
  • Head of government: Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili (since 2015) –  the prime minister is head of government for all the ministries of government except the power ministries of internal affairs and defense

Healthcare Statistics

  • Maternal mortality rate: 36/100,000
  • Infant mortality rate: 16.15/1,000
  • Life expectance: 75.95 years
  • Health expenditures: 9.4% GDP
  • Physician density: 4.27/1,000
  • Hospital bed density: 2.6/1,000
  • HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate: 0.28%
  • Infectious disease updates: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

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