WHY GEORGIA

Since regaining its independence in the early 1990s, Georgia has become the regional champion in terms of reforms, economic development and progress regarding democratic institutions. Country has one of the most business supportive governments and is open for international visitors and investors.

Some consider Georgia to be a part of Europe, others – Asia; however, it should be noted that the country has long been a hot spot for geographic and cultural contrasts. Local landscape and weather are the reflection of encounter of the East and West. Being located on the juncture of Europe and Asia, the country benefited from development of multilateral cultural heritage.

Nature is generously rich in Georgia giving a incredible opportunity to observe all four seasons of the year at the same time – heavy snow on the summit, mist and sleet in the mountains, fresh grass and spring blooms at the foothill and cloudless summer on the seaside.

Besides the wide variety of breathtaking landscapes Georgia features the perfect fusion of medieval and

modern architecture combining Asian, European and Soviet styles – flamboyant glass-and-steel structures, stand next to the 13th century cliff-top church, ancient fortress and “komunalki” built during Stalin era.

With its diverse locations and film friendly environment Georgia has a lot to offer to international filmmakers.

Facts and Figures

CAPITAL: Tbilisi

AREA: 69,700 square kilometers

(26,911 square miles)

POPULATION: 3, 729

LIFE EXPECTANCY: 73 years

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Georgian

LITERACY: 99.7 %

CURRENCY: Lari (GEL)

GDP: USD 16.5 b

GDP PER CAPITA: USD 3,680

FDI INFLOWS: USD 1 758.4 mln

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 12.4 %