GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $13.8 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)

GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States) 

(Estimated 2011): $24.51 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $5,400 (US$) or (GBP)

Capital: Tbilisi

Population (Estimated July 2012): 4,570,934

Area: 69,700 km2 or 26,911 mi2

Currency: Georgian Lari (GEL)

Official Language: Georgian

Political Information: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Official Religion: Orthodox Christian (approximately  83.9% of the population are Orthodox Christian, 9.9% are Muslim, 3.9% are Armenian-Gregorian, 1.6% have other religious beliefs and 0.7% have no religious beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Mt'a Shkhara at 5,201m or 17,064ft

Largest River:

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Time Zone (GMT/UTC): +4:00



 Counties/Provinces/States: 9 regions (mkharebi, singular - mkhare), 1 city (k'alak'i), and 2 autonomous republics (avtomnoy respubliki, singular - avtom respublika)

regions: Guria, Imereti, Kakheti, Kvemo Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, Samegrelo and Zemo Svaneti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Shida Kartli

city: Tbilisi

autonomous republics: Abkhazia or Ap'khazet'is Avtonomiuri Respublika (Sokhumi), Ajaria or Acharis Avtonomiuri Respublika (Bat'umi)

note: the administrative centers of the two autonomous republics are shown in parentheses


Leaders: President Mikheil Saakashvili with Prime Minister Nikoloz Gilauri 

Additional: Gained Independence from the Soviet Union on the 9th of April 1991.


Sources: CIA World Fact Book, and Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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