Facts About Tbilisi, Georgia

Facts About Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi is the capital and largest city of the nation of Georgia, a former Soviet republic. It sits at the crossroads of Asia and Europe along the historic Silk Road. Today, it is a modern city with nearly 1.5 million residents.

Location

The nation of Georgia is located to the east of the Black Sea, separated by the Caucasus Mountains from Russia. It is north of Turkey and Armenia, and west of Azerbaijan. Tbilisi is in the eastern part of Georgia along both banks of the Mt'k'vari River, at the edge of the foothills of the Trialeti Range.

Climate

Tbilisi has a humid, subtropical climate with cold winters and hot summers, though it is much more mild than other cities across its latitude due to shielding from the Caucusus Mountains, and proximity to the Black Sea and Caspian Sea.

Hiking

Because of its diverse geography, Tbilisi is a one of the world's great starting points for hiking tours of any duration or difficulty. Many Tbilisi agencies offer professional tours, and independent expert guides are easy to find. Hiking tours in the mountains, along streams and through the plattes are easily accessible through Tbilisi.

Skiiing

Two international-standard ski resorts are close to Tbilisi: Gudauri and Bakuriani, both with runs appropriate for all skill levels. The Caucusus Mountains consistently provide some of the world's finest powder snow between December and April. Heliskiing and snowboarding are both available.

Outdoor and Adventure Sports

Depending on the season, Tbilisi offers many world-class outdoor and adventure tours, including rafting, paragliding, mountain biking, birding, and speleology.

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