16 Tantalising Facts about Tbilisi
Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 16 interesting facts about Tbilisi!
- Tbilisi is the capital city of Georgia.
- Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Tuh-buh-lee-see.
- The total land area of Tbilisi is 280 square miles (726 square kilometres)…
- …that’s slightly larger than Greater Manchester.
- Tbilisi’s population was 1,147,000 in 2015…
- …that’s less than half the population of Greater Manchester…
- …and gives it a population density of around 4,096 residents per square mile.
- Tbilisi is located 1,444 ft above sea level.
- Residents of Tbilisi are known as Georgians.
- Georgians living in Tbilisi enjoy a humid subtropical climate with cold winters, warm-to-hot summers, an average annual temperature of 13°C and an annual high of 40°C – lovely!
- Looking to fly yourself to Tbilisi? You’ll need the coordinates of 41.7167° N, 44.7833° E.
- Make sure you visit Narikala if you’re in Tbilisi; it’s an ancient fortress which has been overlooking and protecting this beautiful city since the 4th Century!
- Fancy a relaxing spa treatment? The natural sulphur thermal baths in Tbilisi are highly popular with locals and tourists alike and are a place for socialising, partying and even weddings!
- The official language of Tbilisi is Georgian.
- Georgian Lari is the official currency here.
- Georgia welcomed 5,392,000 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited Tbilisi for its grand architecture and stunning lakes.