Georgia Table of Contents
Formal Name: Republic of Georgia.
Short Name: Georgia.
Term for Citizens: Georgian(s).
Date of Independence: April 9, 1991.
Size: Approximately 69,875 square kilometers.
Topography: Extremely varied; Greater Caucasus and Lesser Caucasus ranges dominate northern and eastern regions. Many rivers flow through mountain gorges into Black Sea and Caspian Sea. Narrow lowland area along Black Sea. Plains region in east.
Climate: Subtropical, humid along coast. Mountains protect from northern influences and create temperature zones according to elevation. Eastern plains, isolated from sea, have continental climate. Year-round snow in highest mountains.
Data as of March 1994