Language

The official language is Georgian. It belongs to the Kartvelian group of Iberia-Caucasian languages and is the only language in this family that has maintained an ancient script.

One of the existing 14 alphabets on the world is Georgian. Mkhedruli, the script for modern Georgian consists of 33 letters (5 vowels and 28 consonants) and is written from left to right.

 

Time: UTC/GMT +4 hours. No daylight saving time.

 

Climate

The climate of Tbilisi is transitional from humid subtropical to relatively mild continental. Average annual temperature is 12,7°C.

Generally days are warm in September-October in Tbilisi. The average temperature varies from 19.6 °C (67.28 °F) to 26°C (79°F). 

 

Currency

The official currecny in Georgia is Georgian Lari (GEL).  It is divided into 100 Tetri

Official exchange rate of GEL against foreign currencies: www.nbg.gov.ge

Currency exchange: US Dollars, Euros or other currencies can be exchanged at banks and special exchange shops. 

Banking hours: 
Monday to Friday: 10.00am - 18.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am - 14.00pm
Sunday: Closed (Few branches work 24/7).

Credit cards: widely accepted.

 

Electricity

220 volts AC, 50Hz. European-type, two-pin plugs are used. 

 

Dialing codes

International country code: + 995 (Georgia)
Area code: 32 2 (Tbilisi)

 

Emergency Number - 112 (Police, Fire/Rescue, Ambulance) http://112.gov.ge