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


It takes around forty minutes to get from the center of Yerevan to the beautiful and famous city of Tsakhkadzor. The fascinating monastery of Ketachris attracts visitors from all over the world. It was built by Grigor Magistros and Saint Grigor Lusavorish the Illuminator in 1003. 

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Khndzoresk is a cave village, inhabited until the mid of the 20th century. It is located in the mountains of Syunik, in southern Armenia. In the bizarre sandstone rocks, the inhabitants used to create accommodation facilities for humans and animals.

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Khor Virap

Within one’s reach appears Mount Ararat. Majestically, the mountain rises up behind the monastery of Khor Virap. 

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The monastery of Kobayr from the 12th -13thC. is an Armenian-Georgian complex. The name of the monastery, an explicative compound word, also testifies to it. The name of the monastery originates from the Georgian word kob and the Armenian word ayr both of which mean cave.

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Koti is a very old village in northern Armenia. Countless springs bubble in thickets and clear streams murmur along the wayside.

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