Religion

Religion in Georgia

Georgia has a long history of religious harmony within its borders despite the historical conflicts with the surrounding nations. Different religious minorities have lived in Georgia for thousands of years and religious discrimination is virtually unknown in the country.

The wide variety of peoples inhabiting Georgia has meant a correspondingly rich array of active religions. Today most of the population in Georgia practices Orthodox Christianity, primarily in the Georgian Orthodox Church whose faithful make up 83.4% of the population. Around 1% belong to the Russian Orthodox Church, while about 3.9% of the population follow the Armenian Apostolic Church (Oriental Orthodoxy), almost all of which are ethnic Armenians.[2] Adherents of Islam make up 10.7% of the population[3] and are mainly found in the Adjara and Kvemo Kartliregions and as a sizeable minority in TbilisiCatholics of the Armenian and Latin churches make up around 0.8% of the population and are mainly found in the south of Georgia and a small number in Tbilisi. There is also a sizeable Jewish community in Tbilisi served by two synagogues.


Orthodox   Christianity

 3 666 233 (83,9%),

 Muslim  433 784 (9,9%),

Gregorian Christians

 171 139 (3,9%),

Catholic   34 727 (0,8%),

jewish       3 541 (0,1%),

 other            468 (0,8%),

without  religion   

28 631 (0,6%).