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Country name: noneGeorgia
Conventional long form: Georgia
Conventional short form: none
Local long form: Sak'art'velo
Local short form: Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic
Government type: Republic
Capital: T'bilisi
time difference: UTC+4 (9 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Independence:  9 April 1991 (from Soviet Union)
Area:
Total: 69,700 sq km
Land: 69,700 sq km
Water: 0 sq km
Climate: Warm and pleasant; Mediterranean-like on Black Sea coastGeorgia
Terrain: Largely mountainous with Great Caucasus Mountains in the north and Lesser Caucasus Mountains in the south; Kolkhet'is Dablobi (Kolkhida Lowland) opens to the Black Sea in the west; Mtkvari River Basin in the east; good soils in river valley flood plains, foothills of Kolkhida Lowland
Natural resources: Forests, hydropower, manganese deposits, iron ore, copper, minor coal and oil deposits; coastal climate and soils allow for important tea and citrus growth
Population: 4,646,003 (July 2007 est.)
Population Growth Rate: -0.329% (2007 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 16.7% (male 413,506/female 364,407)
5-64 years:  66.6% (male 1,489,081/female 1,605,021)
65 years and over: 16.7% (male 311,098/female 462,890) (2007 est.)
Median Age:
Total: 38 years
Male: 35.5 years
Female: 40.4 years (2007 est.)
Birth Rate: 10.54 births/1,000 population (2007 est.)
Death Rate: 9.37 deaths/1,000 population (2007 est.)
Religions: Orthodox Christian 83.9%, Muslim 9.9%, Armenian-Gregorian 3.9%, Catholic 0.8%, other 0.8%, none 0.7% (2002 census)
Languages: Georgian 71% (official), Russian 9%, Armenian 7%, Azeri 6%, other 7%
note: Abkhaz is the official language in Abkhazia
Literacy:
Definition: age 15 and over can read and write
Total population: 100%
Male: 100%
Female: 100%
GDP (purchasing power parity): $17.79 billion (2006 est.)
GDP (official exchange rate): $5.272 billion (2006 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP): $3,800 (2006 est.)
GDP - composition by sector:
Agriculture: 17.7%
Industry: 27.5%
Services: 54.8% (2006 est.)
Labor force: 2.04 million (2004 est.)
Labor force - by occupation:
Agriculture: 40%
Industry: 20%
Services: 40% (1999 est.)
Unemployment rate: 12.6% (2004 est.)
Currency (code): lari (GEL)

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