Georgia (/ˈdʒɔrdʒə/; (Georgian: საქართველო, sɑkʰɑrtʰvɛlɔ) is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Situated at the juncture of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the east by Azerbaijan. Georgia covers a territory of 69,700 km² and its population is 4.7 million, largely ethnic Georgians.
Religion in Georgia
The majority of Georgia's inhabitants (83.9%) follow the Georgian Orthodox Church. Minority religions in the country include Islam (followed by 9.9% of the population), Armenian Christianity (3.9%), the Russian Orthodox Church (2%)and the Roman Catholic Church (0.8%). There are small Protestant and Jewish minorities. About 0.1% of the people of Georgia are Buddhists.
Georgia's constitution stipulates separation of church and state and guarantees religious freedom.
- The Complete Book of Buddha's Lists -- Explained. David N. Snyder, Ph.D., 2006.
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