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With an area of 29,743 km2 Armenia is just slightly smaller than Belgium, or slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Maryland.
Armenia has a population of just 3 million people (in 2015). Capital and largest city is Yerevan.
Here you will find comprehensive information about Armenia in its diversity: geography, economy, science, people, culture, environment, government and history.
You will have access to newspapers from Armenia and you will find travel and tourism information.
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Armenia, situated along the route of the Great Silk Road, is a landlocked country of rugged mountains and extinct volcanoes, located in the southern Caucasus, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.
It is the smallest of the former Soviet republics, bounded by Georgia on the north, Azerbaijan on the east, Iran on the south, and Turkey on the west.
Armenia was a regional empire with a rich culture in the years leading up to the 1st Century CE, at one period controlling all the land between the Black and Caspian Seas.
In 301, Armenia was the first state to formally adopt Christianity as its official state religion, twelve years before Rome. It also changed between various dynasties. But after Parthian (Iranian), Roman, Arab, Mongol and Persian occupation, Armenia had been substantially weakened. In 1454, the Ottoman Empire and Safavid Persia divided Armenia among themselves.
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Numerous monuments and masterpieces of the Ancient era and Middle Ages can be found throughout the country. Tourism in Armenia is rooted in the country's historical landmarks and natural attractions such as the water resorts of Lake Sevan, the hot springs of Arzni and Jermuk, the forests of Dilijan, Aghveran, Tsaghkadzor, Bjurakan and Gugark, and the mountainous natural caves and cliffs of the Southeast region. The 5165 meter Mount Ararat, geographically located in Turkey, is a national symbol of Armenia and is visible from much of the Southwest region. (Source: MOFA Armenia)
related countries: Russia
Imports - partners: Russia 29.1%, China 9.7%, Germany 6.2%, Iran 6.1%, Italy 4.6%, Turkey 4.2% (2015)
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Official Sites of ArmeniaArmenia is a republic with a semi-presidential governing system. Head of state is the President. The president appoints the prime minister, who appoints the members of government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the unicameral National Assembly (parliament).
According to Freedom House and other sources, corruption, constitutional reform, and a troubled geopolitical environment continued to present challenges to Armenia.
In Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 where the least corrupt country ranks #1, Armenia is ranked #95 (out of 168) together with Mali, Mexico, and the Philippines.
Administration of the President of the Republic of Armenia
Official site of the President, head of state of Armenia.
Government of Republic of Armenia
Official Government website of the Republic of Armenia.
Parliament of Armenia
The National Assembly of Armenia online.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Official site of Armenia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provides information on Armenia and its foreign relations.
Permanent Mission of the Rep. of Armenia to the UN: The Mission
The Armenian Mission to the United Nations official website provides statements and other information that is relevant to Armenia's work at the United Nations.
Embassy of Armenia to the United States of America
Embassy of Armenia in the US.
Diplomatic Missions of Armenia
List of Diplomatic Missions by country.
National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia.
Map of Armenia
Political map of Armenia.
Google Earth Armenia
Searchable map and satellite view of Armenia.
Google Earth Yerevan
Searchable map and satellite view of Armenia's capital city.
Caucasus and Central Asia Map
Map of Central Asia and the Caucasus region.
Map of Western Asia
Map of Western Asia and the Middle East region.
Map of Asia
Reference Map of Asia.
ARKA News Agency
ARKA News Agency provides financial, economic and political information.
Armenian News Agency.
News from AZG an Armenian daily.
Public TV Company of Armenia
State run TV station.
Private nationwide TV station.
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Arts & Culture
Ministry of Culture
The High-End-Segement of Armenian culture; books, music, videos and art.
Business & Economy
Central Bank of Armenia
Official website of the bank which is based in Yerevan.
Yerevan Brandy Company
A real Armenian brandy, founded in 1887, today with some support of Pernod Ricard.
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Destination Armenia - Country Guides
Armenia travel and tourism information by the Armenian Tourism Development Agency.
Travel to Armenia
Short overview of tourist attractions in Armenia by the Armenian US Embassy.
Tourguide to Armenia.
Armenian Tourist Attractions
A guide to Armenian Tourist Attractions by Cilicia, the largest Armenian Tourism and Travel web site.
Armenia: One Nation, One Struggle.
Informational site about Ecotourism in Armenia.by the Armenian Ecotourism. Association.
Comprehensive travel and tourism guide to and about Armenia.
American University of Armenia
The American University of Armenia (AUA) offers Master's level graduate programs.
Yerevan State University (YSU)
Official site of the formerly State University of Armenia, the most important institution of higer education in Armenia.
National Academy of Sciences of Armenia
Official site of the academy which is part of the Academical Scientific Network of Armenia.
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Environment & Nature
Climate Change Information Center of Armenia
Information site on Climate Change and Environmental Projects of Armenia.
Page about Armenia's rich history by the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
History of Armenia
Brief overview about the history of Armenia.
Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh)
The autonomous region Nagorno-Karabakh, formally part of Azerbaijan, is predominantly Armenian populated and effectively under Armenian control. The local Armenian separatists declared independence from Azerbaijan on 10 December 1991 and established Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR). The NKR's sovereign status is not recognized by any country in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)
MFA of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic
The official site of the NKR Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
With news related to Nagorno-Karabakh region and Armenia.
Center for Strategic Analysis with the main objectives of examination and analysis of the processes promoting the sustainable political and socioeconomic development of the Republic of Armenia and the region of the South Caucasus as a whole.
Photojournalism from Armenia, Karabagh and the Caucasus; Onnik Krikorian is a journalist and photographer from the UK, now living and working in the Republic of Armenia.
An Armenian portal and internet directory.
Open Directory Project: Armenia
Sources and additional Information on ArmeniaArmeniapedia - online Armenia Encyclopedia
BBC Country Profile: Armenia
Freedom House: Armenia
The World Factbook -- Armenia
Other countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia:
Azerbaijan | Georgia | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan | Tajikistan | Turkmenistan | Uzbekistan
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