Georgia is a very mountainous country, with the rugged Caucasus Mountains stretching across the northern third, and the Lesser Caucasus Mountains dominating the central and southern landscape.
The country's highest point, (100% within its borders) is Mt. Kazbek, rising to 16,558 ft. (5,047 m).
Mt. Shkhara, is a few meters higher, and its southern slopes front Georgia, but it's mostly located in Russia, just to the southeast of Mt. Elbrus. It rises to 16,627 ft. (5,068m).
Europe's highest point, (Mt. Elbrus) is located just over Georgia's northern border, and reaches 18,841 ft. (5,633m).
The Kolkhida Lowlands front the Black Sea in the west, and numerous small rivers drain the area. The most significant rivers include the Kura and Rioni.
|Land Area||69,700 km2|
|Total Area||69,700km2 (#119)|
|Government Type||Semi-presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$37.27 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||10,100$|
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