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Quick Facts - Georgia

Capital: Tbilisi
Political system: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 27 April 1999
Population: 3 717 100 (2017)     
Population density: 65.03 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Georgian (and in Abkhazia - also Abkhazian)
Non-nationals of total population: 16.2 % (2002)

Funding (2010)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 0.50 %     
Government expenditure on culture: 40 951 489 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 8.70 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 99.50 %     


Share of cultural workers in total employment: N/A
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: N/A
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: N/A

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 49 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 22 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 123 USD (12 %     )


Cinema admissions per capita/year: 0.3 times (2018)
Internet penetration rate: 28.9 % (2011)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 25/4/1997
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Not signed
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Entered into force 1/1/2011
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Approved 1/7/2008

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