Form of government: Semi-Presidential Republic

Independence Day: September 21, 1991

Capital: Yerevan (about 1.3 million)

Official language: Armenian

Area: 29,800 km²

Time zone: UTC + 4

Highest point: Aragats 4095 m above sea level

Population: 3.2 million (Sept. 2014)

Currency: Dram (AMD)

Telephone code: +374

Neighboring countries:
In the North: Georgia 164 km
In the West: Turkey 268 km
In the South: Iran 35 km
In the East: Azerbaijan 787 km

Provinces (marzer) and administrative centers

Yerevan: Capital
Population: 1,121,900
Aragatsotn Province: Ashtarak
Population: 168,100
Ararat: Artashat
Population: 311,400
Armavir: Armavir
Population: 323,300
Gegharkunik: Gavar
Population: 278,600
Kotayk: Hrazdan
Population: 328,900
Lori: Vanadzor
Population: 392,300
Shirak: Gyumri
Population: 361,400
Syunik: Kapan
Population: 164 000
Tavush: Ijevan
Population: 156 500
Vayots Dzor: Yeghegnadzor
Population: 69 400


A charming, small town between green mountainsides! The construction of the railway Tbilisi-Yerevan (1830-1840) and bus-station contributed to the economic development of the town during tsarist rule. 

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Jermuk is a famous spa town in the scenic Vayots Dzor province of Armenia.The whole area is known for many hot springs.

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Megalithic Karahunj is located on a rough plateau near the city of Sisian (area of 7 ha). According to some archaeoastronomers, it is one of the oldest observatories in the world. 

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Karmir Blur

Karmir Blur, translated as Red Hill is an old fortress from the Urartian times. This city was the capital of the northern province of Urartu and served as an economic and administrative center. From here different commodities were transported to the capital of the Urartian Kingdom, Tushpa located near the shores of Van Lake, and also to other regions.

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