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

Aruch

The village Aruch is located in the Armenian northern province of Aragatsotn, with apopulation of about 1111 inhabitants. The village of Aruch unites pagan, early Christian and also Islamic traditions under its roof.

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Areni

Areni is a charming wine village and at the same time the name of a connoisseur of red wine. Water, fertile soil and diligent hands ensure a rich harvest every year. Areni is located in the Vayots Dzor region, which is famous for its wine production, although most of the wine produced there comes from the nearby village of Getap.

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Ararat

Mount Ararat or Armenian Masis, also called the Great Ararat, originated from Assyrian Urartu, which is a dormant volcano in the Arara homeland in eastern Anatolia near the border with Armenia, Iran, and the Azerbaijani Nakhichevan exclave.

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Amberd

An impenetrable fortress of Amberd rises on a high rock, which is a remarkable landmark of medieval Armenia dating back from 11th to the 13th century. Amberd is located in the province of Aragatsotn. As the weather is cold in this area, the breathing may get shallow here.

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Ardvi

Ardvi is a village in one of the most beautiful regions of Armenia, Lori. It is located in the northeast of Armenia and borders upon Georgia. This province is famous for its mild climate, as the Lori-Pambak Range stretches in the way of cold winds from the north.

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