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Georgia Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 4,691   Population 2000 (UN '000) 5,262
Area (km2) 69,236   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 29
Number of Administrative Units 80   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 59
Number of Urban Extents 50   Number of Settlement Points 61

Georgia Details

Continent Asia
Country Name Georgia
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Oblast
Level2 Type Rayon/Ad. Gors.
Number of Units 80
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 59
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2002
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 5,357
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 4,984
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 4,691
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 5,460
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 5,352
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 5,262
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 69,236
Average Input Resolution (km) 29
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 61
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,097,873
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,700
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 41,631
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 50
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 775
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 4
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 72
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 3,618
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,201,631
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,096
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 49,126
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,456,323
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 5%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 52%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 57%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 39
Regression-estimated Extents 14
Digital Chart of the World 6
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
General Population Census of Georgia 2002: .
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Australian Centre of the Asian Spatial Information and Analysis Network (ACASIAN).
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
ASCities; Georgia Census 2002, State Department for Statistics of Georgia,;State Department for Statistics of Georgia,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
DCW, Getty, NIMA, Times Atlas of the World, 1999, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Cities and urban-type localities, officially designated as such, usually according to criteria regarding the number of inhabitants and the pre-dominance of non-agricultural workers and their families.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
The spatial administrative ad.gors. units of Gori, Zugdidi, and Marneuli have separate polygons within the rayon boundaries. The 2002 population data does not account for these areas. It was thus necessary to: (1) extrapolate the 2001 city population data for the three units using the UN 2000 Revision Medium Variant Projections and (2) subtract the ad gors. population totals from their corresponding 2002 to adjust the rayon population figures. There are 13 places in Georgia that are currently considered uncontrolled territories. The 2002 population estimate reports a single figure for the combined areas. However, the 1989 population provides individual figure for each area. Thus, the proportional growth of each of the 13 territories was calculated between 1989 and 2002 to extrapolate the 1989 figures to 2002.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes: