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Country Resource - Georgia

Georgia

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  • Population......................................................................4,928,052 (July 2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate .............................................................-0.05% (2016 est.)
  • Birth rate.....................................................12.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Death rate................................................10.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................-2.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Ethnic groups.........Georgian 86.8%, Azeri 6.3%, Armenian 4.5%, other 2.3% (2014 est.)

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St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.

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St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.

The history of dynamic migration flows throughout the Soviet Union pre- and post-collapse has significantly shaped the current migration reality in Russia. Even as borders have shifted and policies changed, inflows and outflows still occur mostly within the former Soviet space. As this article explores, Russia has worked in recent decades to strengthen its migration management system and update its residence and citizenship policies.

Although Georgia eventually wants to join the European Union, it must first confront its large population of internally displaced persons and high rates of emigration. MPI's Joanne van Selm takes a detailed look at a country in transition.