Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, located in between Western Asia and Eastern Europe. To the west of the country is the Black Sea, the north Russia, the South Turkey and Armenia, and the southeast Azerbaijan. Its capital and largest city, Tbilisi, is positioned on the bank of the Mtkvari River, with a population of roughly 1.5 million people. Present-day Georgia covers 26,911 square miles and has a population of 5 million people. As a unitary, semi-presidential republic, the Georgian government is elected through a representative democracy (or indirect democracy), in which a group of elected officials choose the country’s leader. Georgia became independent of the Soviet Union in 1991, and is now currently a member of the Council of Europe and the GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development.

General Information
Official Name: 
Georgia, საქართველო (sak’art’velo)
Capitol: 
Tbilisi
Population: 
4,470,000
Languages: 
Georgian, Russian, Armenian, Azeri
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
69,700
Year of UN Membership: 
1992
Year of Present State Formation: 
1991
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$16.286 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$6,570 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
2.50 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.77
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
46.00
Unemployment: 
14.30%
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Eastern European Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ADB: Asian Development Bank
BSEC: Black Sea Economic Cooperation Zone
CD: Community of Democracies
CoEu: Council of Europe
EAPC: Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
EBRD: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
G-11
GCTU: General Confederation of Trade Unions
GUAM: Organization for Democracy and Economic Development
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
OAS: Organization of American States
OIF: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
OSCE: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
PFP: Partnership for Peace
SELEC: Convention of the Southeast European Law Enforcement Center
WCO: World Customs Organization
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
One United Nations Plaza, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 759-1949
(212) 759-1832
geomission.un@mfa.gov.ge
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