Ajara is situated to the south-west of Georgia.
Total area: 3 thousand sq.km (4,2 per cent of total area of Georgia);
Population: over 400 thousand people (82 per cent Georgians);
Borders with Turkey to the south;
Total border length: 270km including 57km marine;
Administrative division: 1 administrative centre, 5 regions (Khulo, Shuakhvei, Keda, Khelvachauri, Kobuleti), 7 town type settlements;
Urban population: 48 per cent;
Administrative centre: Batumi
Ajara is the Autonomous Republic within Georgia. It has its own flag.
Issues of significant importance are subject to the Constitutional Law of Georgia on the Status of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara.
The supreme legislative body is the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara, elected for four-year term.
The supreme executive body is the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara.
Local self-authorities consist of municipal councils; and local executive branches consist of mayors.
Judiciary branch is exercised by Court upon the general principal of equal rights.
The Representative of Ombudsman is independent and supervises human rights protection in the Autonomous Republic of Ajara.
The Autonomous Republic of Ajara has its own budget annually adopted by the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara.