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

Abovyan Street

Abovyan Street, one of the main streets in the heart of Yerevan, was founded in 1869 and was named in honor of the governor-mayor Astafyev, but the locals called it in their own way, changing the suffix "-yevskaya" to "-yan".

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Anapat - Lastiver

If you are looking for a place that is far from civilization, place where you will reveal a deep gorge, a jungle, mountainous waterfalls, mysterious caves, picturesque cliffs, and cold springs, then you are in the right place.

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Akhtala, is a town and municipal community in the province of Lori, at the bank of Shamlugh River, on the slopes of the mountain Lalvar, at a distance of 186 km north of the capital Yerevan and 62 km north of the provincial center of Vanadzor.

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The magnificent Marmashen Monastery is located on the left bank of the Achuryan River, about 2 km from the village of Marmashen in the Shirak Province. According to inscriptions on walls, the patron of this monastery is Vahram Pahlavuni, who built Marmashen between 988 - 1029.

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Horomayr is a monastery in the northern province of Lori, about 1 km south of the village of Odzun. The first time this monastery was mentioned in the 7th century. It represents a medieval architectural complex.

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