Armenia

 
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Armenia, officially the Republic of Armenia, is a country in Eurasia (Eastern Europe/Western Asia) to the South-East of the Black Sea, located in the South Caucasus.

A former republic of the Soviet Union, it shares borders with Georgia in the North, Turkey in the West, Iran in the South, and Azerbaijan in the East.

Armenia has a rich culture and history and prides itself as one of the oldest civilizations of the world, dating back to Biblical Noah and his Ark. Armenia was the first nation to adopt Christianity as a state religion in AD 301. Since then, the Armenian people have identified strongly with their Christian faith. Source


Armenia Facts

Population: 3 million

Capital: Yerevan

Currency: Dram

Area: 29,800 km2

Language: Armenian

Main Religion: Christian

Calling Code
: +374

Time Zone: GMT + 4

Main Cities
: Yerevan, Vanadzor, Gyumri, Vagharshapat, Hrazdan, Abovyan, Armavir, Kapan, Gavar, Artashat, Charentsavan, Sevan, Dilijan, Alaverdi, Artik, Goris, Ijevan, Stepanavan, Ararat