Facts about Armenia

The Official Name of the Country
Republic of Armenia

The Capital of Armenia

Official Language
Armenian; Russian is also spoken

Armenia is located between Europe and Asia in a region known as the Transcaucasus. North of Armenia is Georgia. To the South is Iran. To the East and Southwest is Azerbaijan, and to the West, Turkey.

Size of Armenia
The area of Armenia is Approximately 11,490 square miles. Estimated population is approximately 3.8 million people.

Products of Armenia
Some products are grains, tuf stone, fruit, brandy, minerals, livestock, chemicals, and synthetic rubber.

Money used in Armenia
Dram, it replaced the Russian Ruble in 1993.

Hotels in Armenia
Some hotels are, Hotel Armenia, Hotel Ani, Hotel Dvin, The Bass Hotel, The Arma, The Aviatrans, and HyBusiness Suites.

Major Religion
Christian, Armenian Apostolic; approximately 95% of the Armenians belong to the Armenian Apostolic Church. The Holy Cathedral of Etchmiadzin is where the Catholicos of all Armenians is located.

The Armenian Flag
Horizontal Tricolor--- Red on top; Blue in the middle; and Orange on the bottom. The red color represents the blood that was shed over centuries under foreign rule. The blue represents the sky, and the orange the ripened wheat fields across the countryside.

The National Anthem
Mer Hairenik (Our Fatherland)

Form of Government
Armenia became an independent state on September 23, 1991, and the Government has Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches.