Thursday, June 30, 2011

How many Georgians actually in Georgia?

Georgia's Population 4.469 million - Geostat

Most Georgians I have known in the last 15 years insist there are only 3.5 million Georgians now in Georgia. They are now living in a self-imposed diaspora becuase of lack of opportunities at home. So who are counted as Georgians now. Armenians, Azeris and Turks that vacation here or do business, those belonging to international organisations, or those spending good times on the seaside, whooping it up in Turkish whorehouses. Even those that came back after the 2003 Rose Revolution, out of hope of better times with a reform minded president left. as they soon realized that nothing had really changed.

Georgia's Population 4.469 million - Geostat

Georgia’s population increased by 0.7% in a year period and stands at 4,469,200 as of January 2011, not counting residents of breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia, according to figures released by the state statistics agency, Geostat, on June 30.
Why not? We demand that these Georgian territories be included in the official population figures.
You mean it is not true what is hyped by Georgian PR firms during CNN commercial breaks now [EYE ON GEORGIA WEEK, 8:30pm to 9pm], that Batumi is the place of choice for Europeans high slumming it for the summer, like in Nice and Montpellier or Ibiza or Samnos, the Greek island?  What could be more naturalistic and enticing than a Batumi disco and its world class band, with its loose and cheerful girls, Georgians and other former CIS working girls deported back from Turkey and the Middle East? Just be safe, and HIV is soon predicted to be on the level of Russian and the Ukraine.

-- - Faster than the air-speed velocity of an                           unladen european swallow

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    Georgia's population could fall to half its present size in the next 40
    years unless steps are taken to increase the birth rate, government
    officials and demographic experts said this month.

    President Mikheil Saakashvili used an annual address to parliament on February 11 to set a population target of five million by 2015.

    Official figures put Georgia's population at 4.4 million last year, a
    million fewer than in the last Soviet-era census, conducted in 1989.
    Experts say there drop is significant even when the numbers are adjusted for the loss of control over Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

    Avtandil Sulaberidze, director of the Institute of Demography and
    Sociology at Ilia State University in Tbilisi, says Georgia faces high mortality rates and low life expectancy, falling birth rates, and the loss of people due to emigration.

    Sulaberidze calculates that 1.5 million people have left the country in recent years and only about 300,000 have come in, making the real population figure closer to 3.9 million.