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


Haghpat Monastery, also known as Haghpatavank, is a medieval monastery complex in Haghpat, Armenia, located in Lori Province. It is situated in the north of the country and borders on Georgia.

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Leave the Lake Sevan behind, pass through the tunnel and after a while, unfold the green valleys of the resort Dilijan. A pearl among the monasteries of this area is Haghartsin, which is located in a hidden side valley, surrounded by lush beech forests.

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Gyumri - art, culture and tradition, hospitality, humour and unbridled zest for life - all under one roof.

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Horomos is an Armenian monastic complex, located about 15km northwest of Ani in the central district of the province of Kars close to the Turkish-Armenian border. It used to be one of the most important religious and cultural centers of the Armenian kingdom of Ani.

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The monastery of St. John (Hovhannavank), dating back tothe 4th century, is a gem of Armenian architecture. The monastery is located on the right edge of the imposing Kasakh Gorge, through which the Kasakh River flows, and is surrounded by mighty walls. The monastery is located in the province of Aragatsotn, near the village of Ohanavan.

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