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Armenia. Pop - 3,229,900. Area - 29,800 km². Capital - Yerevan. Largest City – Yerevan. Currency – Dram. Language – Armenian. Main Religion – Armenian Apostolic Church. Time Zone – GMT + 4 hours. Main Airport – Terrance B. Zvartnots International Airport EVN. Climate – continental with hot summers and cold winters. Voltage guide 220V. Dialing code 374. Aremenia is a small country on the edge of Eastern Europe located between the Black and Caspian seas and occupies a strategic position between Asia and Europe. The country is mountainous although the former highest mountain, Mount Ararat, is now in Turkey. Mount Ararat is where, according to the Bible, Noah’s Arc landed. Armenia has a large diaspora, numbering some 8 million compared to the country population of 3 million. This diaspora provide much needed inward investment to bolster the economy. Armenia is very dependent on imported fuel and energy, mainly from Russia with a small amount of power produced from domestic hydro electricity. The principal regions in the country are: Central Armenia; Lake Sevan Region; Northern Armenia; Southern Armenia; and Nagorno-Karabakh. The main cities are: Yerevan (Capital); Gyumri; Vanadzor; and Dilijan.

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Armenia - wikipedia

Armenia is a landlocked mountainous country in Eurasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the Southern Caucasus. It borders Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and the Nakhchivan exclave of Azerbaijan to the south. A transcontinental country at the juncture of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, Armenia has had and continues to have extensive socio-political and cultural connections with Europe.

Khor Virap Monastary in Armenia with Mount Ararat in the Background - Photo by Andrew Behesnilian.

Mount Ararat - wikipedia

Mount Ararat is the tallest peak in Turkey. This snow-capped, dormant volcanic cone is located in the Idr Province, near the northeast corner of Turkey, 16 km (10 mi) west of the Iranian and 32 km (20 mi) south of the Armenian border.

Armenia - wikitravel

Armenia (Armenian: Hayastan) is a republic lying in the Caucasus region of southwest Asia, which was part of the former Soviet Union. It is a landlocked country surrounded by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Iran to the south, Azerbaijan to the east, and Azerbaijan's Naxcivan exclave to the southwest. Georgrahically, it is entirely in Asia, but culturally, it is arguably part of Eastern Europe.

Armenia Foreign Ministry - Official Site

Governmental website with information covering Constitution, Economy, Diaspora, Political Structure, Culture and much more.

Eurasianet - Armenia

News about political, economic, environmental and social developments in Armenia and the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Government of Republic of Armenia - Official Site

The web site of the Republic of Armenia Government is at your disposal to address all questions and concerns regarding this executive branch of authority.

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