Tbilisi is the capital city of the country of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Mtkvari river. The city covers an area of 726 km² (280.3 square miles) and has a population of over 1.3m.
Tbilisi lies in the centre of eastern Georgia, in the foothills of the Trialeti mountain range. Although the city has been destroyed and rebuilt some 29 times, the layout of the Old Town is largely intact with narrow alleys and big crooked houses built around courtyards.
Routes Silk Road is supported by the Georgian National Tourism Administration.