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

Lake Sevan

A lake, which locals call “sea’’... This small inland sea with its green mountains is the blue pearl of Armenia. 

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Lchashen

The village of Lchashen is located in the valley of Sevan. The area was already inhabited before the Urartian times.

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Lori Berd

The medieval castle Lori-Berd is located in northern Armenia, on the right bank of the Dzoraget River. Only a few ruins of the castle have been preserved to days. Along with stunning nature, those ruins belong to the historic nature reserve. 

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Makaravank

On the banks of one of many rivers of the Tavush Province, hidden in a dense wood in the stunning mountains, is the monastery of Makaravank, about three kilometers west of the Achajur village.

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Marmashen

This monastic complex is considered one of the most fascinating works inherited from the former Bagratid Kingdom of Armenia. It is adjacent to the Vahramaberd community. 

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