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
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
Climate: Subtropical, humid along coast.
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