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Georgia covers an area of 69.700 square kilometre. It is a unitary
semi-presidential constitutional republic with 3.720.400 citizens. 87% are
Christians while 11% are Muslims.
Their currency is Georgian lari (GEL), which is worth 2,89 Danish Krone and
€0,39. The GDP is US$14.46 billion.
of Georgia is extremely diverse, considering the nation's small size. There
are two main climatic zones, roughly corresponding to the eastern and
western parts of the country. The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range plays an
important role in moderating Georgia's climate and protects the nation from
the penetration of colder air masses from the north. The Lesser Caucasus
Mountains partially protect the region from the influence of dry and hot air
masses from the south.
Because of its high landscape diversity and low latitude, Georgia is home to
about 5.601 species of animals, including 648 species of vertebrates (more
than 1% of the species found worldwide) and many of these species are
The common pheasant (also known as the Colchian Pheasant) is an endemic bird
of Georgia which has been widely introduced throughout the rest of the
Among the more interesting mammals are Asiatic cheetah Acinonyx
jubatus venaticus, Caucasian wildcat Felis silvestris caucasica,
Caucasian lynx Lynx lynx dinniki, Asiatic lion Panthera leo
persica, Persian leopard Panthera pardus ciscaucasica, Caspian
tiger Panthera tigris virgata, Striped hyena Hyaena hyaena,
Steppe wolf Canis lupus campestris, Eurasian wolf Canis lupus
lupus, Syrian brown bear Ursus arctos syriacus, Moose Alces
alces, Goitered gazelle Gazella subgutturosa, Wild goat Capra
aegagrus, West Caucasian Tur Capra caucasica, East Caucasian Tur Capra
cylindricornis, Argali Ovis ammon and Chamois Rupicapra
rupicapra. I guess I will be luck and perhaps spot the common pheasant.
Well, I haven't made it yet, but I sure look forward to