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   Georgia /ˈdʒɔːrdʒə/; Georgian: საქართველო, tr. Sakartvelo, is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi. Georgia covers a territory of 69,700 square kilometers (26,911 sq mi), and its 2016 population is about 3.72 million. Georgia is a unitary, semi-presidential republic, with the government elected through a representative democracy.

   For a country of its modest proportions, it presents a remarkable mix of landscapes and climates, ranging from high mountain peaks to wine-growing valleys and lush Black Sea resorts. Georgia is a developing but rapidly improving country with very low levels of both crime and corruption. Starting in the mid-2000s, Georgia's tourist infrastructure has expanded substantially, and the number of tourists visiting the Black Sea republic has increased several fold.

   The majority of Georgians are Eastern Orthodox Christian, which encompasses Greek, Russian and other European orthodox denominations. Georgia's culture is strongly influenced by Christianity.

   Phone - Georgia uses GSM (900 MHz and 1800 MHz) for mobile phones and there are three providers: Geocell, Magti and BeeLine. Service provided by the first two is exceptionally good and you should be able to use your phone in most non-mountainous areas provided is supports the afore-mentioned technologies. Check with your mobile provider to ensure that they have roaming agreements with at least one of the Georgian operators. Both, Geocell and Magti have UMTS/3G service including video call and high speed data. Roaming is possible if you own a UMTS capable mobile phone. Geocell has cheapest mobile internet solution over its network.

Internet - DSL is available in Georgia from Caucasus Online and Silknet. Fiber Optic line is available in Georgia from the same two firms. In major hotels WiFi service is available. Internet cafes are common and cheap. Some places offer free WiFi to their customers. In Tbilisi there is free WiFi through much of the central part of the city via ,,Tbilisi loves you" network.