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Here under Georgia, you will find travel information classified by city or region of Georgia, as well as general information.

The Republic of Georgia lies on the eastern shores of the Black Sea. A former republic of the Soviet Union, it shares borders with Russia, Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

The population of Georgia is 5.5 million; its land area is 27,000 square miles (the size of Ireland, or South Carolina; half the size of Georgia, one of the 50 states of the U.S.A.). The main religion is Georgian Orthodox.

A former Republic of the Soviet Union, Georgia declared independence in 1991.

GeorgiaGeorgia lies in the Caucasus Mountains. The highest mountain in Georgia is Mount Shkhara at 17,059 feet. In the South, the Javakheti Volcanic Plateau has many lakes, as well as mineral water and hot springs.



Many people travel to Georgia for its Black Sea resorts. There are flights to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, from several European and Asian cities, i.e. London, Paris, Vienna and Moscow.

Travel to Georgia should also include UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

  • Mtskheta (old Capital of Georgia)
    • Svetitskhoveli Cathedral - 11th century
    • Jvari Church - 6th century
  • The Town of Kutaisi
    • Gelati Monastery - 12th century
    • Bagrati Cathedral - 11th century
  • Upper Svaneti (mountains)
Anatolian LeopardGeorgia is a major destination for a birdwatching. It is the habitat for 360 species of birds, four vultures and eleven types of eagles. In addition, four endemic species can be seen only there. Forests still cover 40% of Georgia's territory - home to wolves, bears, jackals, lynx and other predators. In 2003, an important breakthrough was made: automatic wildlife monitoring cameras captured a shot of an Anatolian Leopard in the Vashlovani National Park; this critically endangered mammal had been considered long extinct in Georgia. See the official site of the Department of Tourism of Georgia.












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