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

Horomayr

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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Herher

Picturesque maintain chains, lush vegetation, rivers and waterfalls located in the South-Armenian province of Vayots Dzor transform the region of Herher into a majestic green paradise. 

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Hayravank

Hayravank Monastery (also called Ayrivank, Hayrivank) is located in Gegharkunik Region, on the shores of Lake Sevan, not far from Hayravank Village. It dates back tothe 9th-12th centuries. The complex consists of the church, the chapel and a Gavit.

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Havuts Tar

Havuts Tar is a walled monastery from the 11th to the 13th century, which is located in the Kotayk Province. It is perched on a promontory along the Azat River valley opposite the villages Goght and Garni.

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