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Visit Armenia

OFFICIAL NAME:

Republic of Armenia (Hayastani Hanrapetoutyun)

CAPITAL CITY:

Yerevan

MAJOR CITIES:

Gyumri
Vanadzor
Vagharshapat
Hrazdan
Abovyan
Kapan
Armavir
Gavar
Artashat
Charentsavan
Sevan
Goris
Masis
Ashtarak
Ararat
Ijevan

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE:

Armenian is the official language of the Republic of Armenia.

RELIGION:

The absolute majority is the follower of theĀ Armenian Apostolic Church.

CURRENCY UNIT:

The currency unit of the RA is dram (AMD), introduced in 1993.

POPULATION:

3 249 500 (2010)

ETHNIC COMPOSITION

Armenians 96%

MINORITIES:

Russians, Yezidis, Assyrians, Greeks, Ukrainians, Jews, Kurds and others.

NATURAL RESOURCES:

Armenia is rich in copper, coal, iron, bauxite, molybdenum, gold, silver, lead and zinc. Substantial deposits of pumice, marble, tufa, perlite, limestone, basalt and salt exist. Precious and semiprecious stones are also abundant.

TERRITORY:

29,740 thousand square kilometers

AVERAGE ALTITUDE ABOVE SEA LEVEL:

1,800 meters

HIGHEST MOUNTAIN PEAK:

Aragats (4 095 meters)