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Tbilisi Travel Guide, Georgia

Tbilisi Travel Guide – Politics and Admnistration

This Tbilisi travel guide will give you a relevant insight on the capital of the eastern European state of Georgia. Tbilisi is a significant administrative, economical and cultural centre for the country, with a population of 1.093.000. It lies on the banks of the Mt’k’vari River and is historically known for being on the energy routes that connect Eastern and Western powers. It has been part of the communist Soviet Union until 1989 and it has been confronted with political instability and a low life standard until 2003, when the silent Rose Revolution took place and the quality of life started improving. There are more than 100 ethnic groups in the city and, besides the predominant Georgians, there are Russians, Armenians and Azeris, as well as Ossetians, Ukrainians, Estonians and Greeks. Tbilisi is close to Van in Turkey, Baku in Azerbaijan, Aleppo in Syria and Donetsk in Ukraine.

Tbilisi Travel Guide – Climate and Geography

The geographical aspect of the city is closely related to its location in the South Caucasus, as it is surrounded by mountains from three sides, giving it the aspect of an amphitheatre. Mt’k’vari, “the river that eats its way through the mountains”, is also an important geographical landmark in Tbilisi, and its combination with the mountainous area had a very large influence on the development of the city. On the right bank of the river the city can’t develop anymore because of the very difficult topography, causing the appearance of some densely populated areas and other neglected and underdeveloped ones. The climate in Tbilisi can be described as humid subtropical and mild continental, this meaning that its winters are relatively cold and its summers are very hot. The mountains usually keep clouds within the city perimeter, and the average yearly temperature is 12.7 degrees.

Tbilisi Travel Guide – People and Culture

The communist regime has taken its toll on Tbilisi politically, architecturally and socially. Still, as you will find in most Tbilisi travel guides, the city is one of the few in the world to have a mosque and a synagogue located one near the other, in spite of the fact that the large majority of population is Orthodox Christian. There are also Catholics, Lutherans and Baptists, all of whom come together in a city that is historically known for its religious tolerance. Tbilisi is also known for its sports activities which were closely controlled during the communist regime that had built more than 250 sporting facilities by 1978. Today the most popular sports are football, rugby and basketball.

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