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Georgia Population and religion percentage

Georgia is a country located at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The country covers an area of 69,700 square kilometers (26,900 sq mi) and is bounded on the north and northeast by Russia, on the east and southeast by Azerbaijan, on the south by Armenia and Turkey, and on the west by the Black Sea.  As per the United Nations World Population Prospects, the estimated population of  Georgia in 2023 is 3,728,282 (3.7 million or 37 Lakh)

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Georgia 2023 Population
Total Population3,728,282
Land Area 69,700 sq. km (26,900 sq. mi)
Pop. Density57 people/sq. km
Capital CityTbilisi
Fertility Rate* of Georgia 2.06
Infant mortality rate ** in Georgia 7.9
Median Age in Georgia  38.3 Years
Life Expectancy in Georgia 74.24 years
Urban Population of Georgia 58.1%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Georgia

Christianity is the majority religion in Georgia, primarily in the Georgian Orthodox Church, whose faithful make up 83.4% of the population. Around 2.9% of the population follows the Armenian Apostolic Church (Oriental Orthodoxy). Catholics of the Armenian and Latin churches make up around 0.8% of the population and are mainly found in the south of Georgia and a small number in Tbilisi. Protestants also make up less than 1%.

Islam is the second largest religion and Muslims make up 10.7% of the population There is also a sizeable Jewish community in Tbilisi served by two synagogues.

Religion percentage in Georgia 

  • Eastern Orthodoxy – 83.4%
  • Islam – 10.7%
  • Oriental Orthodoxy – 3.9%
  • Catholic Church – 0.8%
  • None / Others – 1.2%

Georgia Ethinic Composition

As per the census estimates,  Ethnic Georgians form about 86.8%  of the population. The remainder includes ethnic groups such as Abkhazians, Armenians, Assyrians, Azerbaijanis, Greeks, Jews, Kists, Ossetians, Russians, Ukrainians, Yezidis, and others.

Ethnic Percentage

  • Georgian – 86.8%
  • Azerbaijanis – 6.3%
  • Armenians – 4.5%
  • Russian – 0.7%
  • Others – 1.7%
Top Cities in Georgia by Population
#CityPopulation
1Tbilisi1,108,717
2Batumi152,839
3Kutaisi147,635
4Rustavi125,103
5Gori48,143
6Zugdidi42,998
7Poti41,465
8Sokhumi39,100
9Khashuri33,627
10Tskhinvali30,000
Population of Georgia 2024 | Religion in Georgia