Georgia Population 2019
Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia at the border of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Georgia is bordered by the Black Sea, Russia, Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. In 2019, Georgia's population is estimated at 3.90 million, which ranks 126th in the world.
Georgia's population is estimated to have grown to 3.90 million, down slightly from in 2012. Georgia is divided into 9 regions, 2 autonomous republics, and one city.
Capital, Size, and Population Density
The capital is Tbilisi, which is also the largest city in the country with a population of nearly 1.5 million people.
The population density of Georgia is about 56 people per square kilometer, which ranks 147th in the world. The total surface area available in Georgia comes to 69,700 square kilometers, giving it a ranking of 122nd in area size.
Most Georgians do not fit into main ethnic groups of Asia or Europe. It is believed that modern-day Georgians are the result of a fusion of aboriginal inhabitants with immigrants from South Caucasus. Ethnic Georgians account for 84% of the population, with other ethnicities including Armenians, Greeks, Russians, Jews, Azerbaijanis, Ossetians, and Abkhazians. Georgian Jews are one of the oldest Jewish communities on earth.
Orthodox Christianity accounts for 84% of the population. The Georgian Orthodox Church is one of the oldest Christian churches in the world. Other major religions include Armenian Christians (4%), Muslims (10%), and Roman Catholics (0.8%).
The official language used here is Georgian, with additional use of Azeri, Armenian, and Russian.
The median age of the overall population in Georgia is currently at 38.1 years of age in 2018, with a total life expectancy of approximately 76.4 years.
There are several reasons the country's population remains flat, including a preference for boys that has led to more abortions of females and fewer potential mothers, as well as the financial hardship of having more than one child. One possible way to address this overall stagnant population is welfare benefits and assistance for large families and pregnant women. A low fertility rate of less than 2 children per mother is also a considerable impact on this reported low natural growth.
Components of Population Change
|One birth every 11 minutes|
|One death every 10 minutes|
|One net migrant every 53 minutes|
|Net loss of one person every 46 minutes|