Facts about Georgia
Georgia is a transcontinental country, located partially in Eastern Europe and partially in Southwest Asia. The country experiences a temperate seasonal climate. It was known as the ‘Kingdom of Georgia’ in the 11th century, which declined in the 13th century and later, got absorbed into the Russian Empire, in the 19th century. From 1918 to 1921, Georgia enjoyed a brief period of independence, as a Democratic Republic. In 1922, the country became a part of the Soviet Union and finally gained independence in 1991. For some more interesting and fun facts about Georgia, read on.
Interesting & Fun Facts about Georgia
- The capital city of Georgia is Tbilisi.
- The official language of the country is Georgian.
- The currency of Georgia is Lari.
- Georgia is a representative democracy, structured as a secular, unitary, presidential republic.
- Georgia aspires to join NATO and even the European Union.
- The native people of Georgia call themselves Kartvelebi.
- Christianity was declared the state religion of Georgia as early as AD 337.
- The Likhi Range of mountains divides the country into eastern and western halves.
- The highest mountain in Georgia is Mount Shkhara, with an altitude of 5,201 meters.
- The Voronya Cave (aka Krubera-Voronia Cave), situated in Georgia, is the deepest known cave in the world.
- The two major rivers in Georgia are Rioni and Mtkvari.
- Wine making is an ancient tradition in Georgia.