Georgia Demographics

What is the population of Georgia?

Population 3,997,000
Population Growth Rate -0.33%
Urban Population 52.8%
Population in Major Urban Areas TBILISI (capital) 1.121 million
Nationality Noun Georgian(s)
Nationality Adjective Georgian
Ethnic Groups Georgian 70.1%, Armenian 8.1%, Russian 6.3%, Azeri 5.7%, Ossetian 3%, Abkhaz 1.8%, other 5%
Languages Spoken Georgian 71% (official), Russian 9%, Armenian 7%, Azeri 6%, other 7%

note: Abkhaz is the official language in Abkhazia

Georgia Health Information

What are the health conditions in Georgia?

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate - female 15-49 53.4%
Contraceptive Prevalence - note note: percent of women aged 15-44
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 10.17
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 97.3%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 1.3%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 100%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 9.4%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.1%
HIV/Aids Deaths 200
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 2.9
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 12.16
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 16.07
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 14.21
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 67
Mean Age for Mother's First Birth 23.9
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 22.1%
People Living with HIV/AIDS 3,500
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 4.24
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 6.7%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 95.5%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of rural population improved 90.7%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.46
Underweight - percent of children under five years 1.1%

Georgia Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Georgia?

Life Expectancy at Birth 77 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 81 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 74 Years
Median Age 39 Years
Median Age - female 42 Years
Median Age - male 37 Years

Georgia Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Georgia median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 11
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 10.17
Median Age 39 Years
Median Age - female 42 Years
Median Age - male 37 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population -3.86
Population Growth Rate -0.33%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.12
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.08
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female .94
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .92
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.08
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .91
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .66

Georgia Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Georgia?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Western-standard medical care in Georgia is limited, but Georgian healthcare continues to improve. There is a shortage of medical supplies and capabilities outside of Tbilisi and Batumi. Elderly travelers and those with pre-existing health problems may be at risk due to inadequate medical facilities. We strongly recommend that travelers who intend to visit Georgia for at least two weeks get the Hepatitis A vaccine and the pre-exposure rabies vaccine series. Travelers are also encouraged to bring medicine to treat diarrhea, which regularly afflicts newcomers. Georgian doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment before rendering medical services.

Travelers should take care that food is cooked thoroughly to reduce the risk of food-borne illness.

Tuberculosis is an increasingly serious health concern in Georgia.

There are eight known poisonous snake species in Georgia. The season when you are most likely to encounter snakes is between March and October. Anti-venom is available for some species in a small number of facilities. Treat all snakes as poisonous.

Georgia Education

What is school like in Georgia?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 2%
Literacy - female 100%
Literacy - male 100%
Literacy - total population 100%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 13 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 13 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 13 Years

Georgia Literacy

Can people in Georgia read?

Literacy - female 100%
Literacy - male 100%
Literacy - total population 100%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language Georgian 71% (official), Russian 9%, Armenian 7%, Azeri 6%, other 7%

note: Abkhaz is the official language in Abkhazia

Georgia Crime

Is Georgia a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

When traveling in Georgia, you should take the same precautions against becoming a victim of crime as you would in any large city. U.S. citizens in particular are perceived as being wealthy, and therefore may be targeted for economic and property-based crimes. Petty street crime, such as theft by pickpockets, has been reported throughout the country, particularly in crowded places such as tourist sites or on public transportation. Firearms are readily available in Georgia and assailants may be armed with firearms or other weapons. There are also disputes, sometimes in areas where U.S. citizens frequent, which include firearms and may endanger U.S. citizens.

Vary your times and routes, especially from places of residence to work locations. Maintain a low profile – do not carry large amounts of cash or otherwise draw unnecessary attention to yourself. Report any security-related incidents such as suspicious vehicles, individuals, or activities, to the Georgian authorities, and also inform the U.S. Embassy as soon as possible.

Travel in pairs or groups, and stay on main streets and routes. The U.S. Embassy recommends that if you are traveling throughout the country you do so during daylight hours only and provide a travel itinerary and contact telephone numbers to someone before you go.

See below for more details on road safety in Georgia. Personal vehicles and established (clearly marked) taxis and public transportation are generally safe for overland travel in Georgia. However, crowded and “off the beaten path” conditions of some public transportation increase passengers’ vulnerability to robbery.

U.S. citizens have reported occurrences of sexual assault in Georgia, including date or acquaintance rape. Women should avoid being alone in isolated areas with people whom they do not know well. In many of the reported cases, alcohol was involved. Avoid traveling alone in a private taxi or a “marshrutka” mini-bus, especially after dark. Victims of sexual assault should first get to a safe location and then call the local police and the U.S. Embassy. Women victimized overseas may be entitled to receive compensation for counseling and/or other services, including relocation back to the United States.

Georgia Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Georgia, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different than our own, and criminal penalties vary from country to country. Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking in illegal drugs in Georgia are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.

There are also some things that might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States. For example, you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods. Engaging in sexual conduct with children, using, or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in Georgia, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not wherever you go.

Arrest notifications in host country: While some countries will automatically notify the nearest U.S. Embassy if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested in a foreign country, that might not always be the case. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the nearest U.S. Embassy as soon as you are arrested or detained overseas.

If you are arrested in Georgia, the local authorities are required to notify the U.S. Embassy of your arrest. If you are concerned that the Department of State may not be aware of your situation, you should request that police or prison officials notify the U.S. Embassy of your arrest. A Consular Officer from the Embassy will visit you but will not be able to get you out of jail. You will need to consult an attorney. A list of English-speaking attorneys can be found on the embassy’s website. The Georgian authorities will provide you with an attorney and translator if you cannot afford one.

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