Capital: Tbilisi

Population: 4,432,605 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Georgian Lari (GEL)

Official Language: Georgian

Unofficial Languages: Russian, Armenian, Azeri, and others

Main Religions: Christianity (Orthodox)

Ethnic Groups: Georgian, Azeri, Armenian, Russian, and others

Largest Cities: Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi

Main Sport: Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Judo

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1) 

Orthodox Christmas Day (January 7)

Orthodox Epiphany (January 19)

Mother’s Day (March 3)

International Women’s Day (March 8)

National Unity Day (April 9)

Orthodox Easter Sunday (May 1)

Orthodox Easter Monday (May 2)

Victory Day (May 9)

Independence Day (May 26)

Mariamoba (Assumption) (August 28)

Svetitskhovloba (Georgian Orthodox Festival) (October 14)

Giorgoba (St George’s Day) (November 23)