Founded in the 5th century by the Georgian king of Iberia, the capital city of Tbilisi is the most significant industrial, cultural and social center of Georgia which is also emerging as an important transit route to global energy and trade projects. Spread over a 726 square kilometer area, Tbilisi is one of the few places on this planet where a synagogue and mosque are located next to each other. Despite an overwhelmingly orthodox Christian resident population, Tbilisi generously accommodates diverse cultures, religions and ethnicities. Home to many famed artists in the historical past, Tbilisi has a number of art galleries, perhaps to prove this fact.
Effectively served by the Tbilisi International Airport which provides regular scheduled services to most West Asian and European destinations, Tbilisi has a charming local network of rapid transport put together by a metro-rail and tram-way systems. A whole lot of theatre, opera and ballet is available in Tbilisi, together with historic landmark buildings containing palaces, cathedrals and museums.