Georgia, a country at the intersection of Europe and Asia, is a former Soviet republic that’s home to Caucasus Mountain villages and the Black Sea beaches. It’s famous for Vardzia, a sprawling cave monastery dating to the 12th century, and the ancient wine-growing region Kakheti. The capital, Tbilisi, is known for the diverse architecture and mazelike, cobblestone streets of its old town.
- President : Giorgi Margvelashvili
- Capital: Tbilisi
- Ethnic groups (2014) : 86.8% Georgians, 6.2% Azerbaijanis, 4.5% Armenians; 2.8% other
- Currency: Georgian lari
CLIMATE OF GEORGIA
The plains of eastern Georgia are shielded from the influence of the Black Sea by mountains that provide a more continental climate.
- Summer temperatures average 20 °C (68 °F) to 24 °C (75.2 °F),
- Winter temperatures 2 °C (35.6 °F) to 4 °C (39.2 °F).