The territory of Armenia is 29.74 thousand square km. It is mountainous and land-locked country. The average elevation above sea level is 1800 m. Armenia is famous for its mineral waters in and out of the country. The country is also famous for its Armenian brandy and tasty wines. You have an opportunity to taste it in Armenia.

  • HIGHEST PEAK: Aragats mountain – 4090m. LARGEST BODY OF WATER: Lake Sevan – 4.890 km2, height 1900 m above sea level.
  • CLIMATE: Armenia is a sunny country. Its climate ranges from dry subtropical to cold continental. The average temperature in summer is +40° C and in winter -10/15° C. Autumn is the best time of the year in Armenia.
  • TIME ZONE: Middle European, time difference between Armenia and Europe is +3 hours, with GB + 4 hours, with East Coast of the US +9 hours, with the West Coast of the US +12 hours.
  • OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Armenia (RA).
  • NATIONAL FLAG OF RA: rectangular panel with three equal horizontal stripes of red, blue, orange from top to bottom.
  • HEAD OF THE STATE: President RA.
  • CAPITAL OF ARMENIA: Yerevan.
  • NATIONAL CURRENCY: Dram (AMD).
  • POPULATION: The population of Armenia is about 2.9 million. The population of the capital is 1.1 million.
  • RELIGION: Christianity (Armenian Apostolic Church). Echmiadzin is the religious center of the country.
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Armenian (Indo- European lingual family).
  • NATIONAL HOLIDAYS AND SIGNIFICANT DAYS: December 31 to January 2 – New Year, January 6 – Christmas, March 8 – Women’s Day, April 7 – Mothers’ and Beauty Day, April 24 – Armenian Genocide Victims Memorial Day, May 1- Labour Day, May 9 – Victory and Peace Day, May 28 – First Republic Day, June 1 – Children’s Rights Protection Day, July 5 – Constitution Day, September 1 – Knowledge and Literature Day, September 21 – Independence Day, 1st Sunday in October – Teacher’s Day, December 7 – Earthquake Victims Memorial Day.
  • FOOD: Thousands of secrets make up the fame of Armenian cuisine, hundreds of poems were written about it. Traditional Armenian bread is lavash, a very thin, lightly wrapping stripe of dough about one meter long, which is baked on the hot walls of the oven – tondir. One of the main dishes of Armenian cuisine is tolma, meat mince wrapped in the leaves of grape. Armenians like hot hors-d`oeuvre very much. One of them is basturma – meat, covered with hot crust (chaman), another is sudjukh – little flat meat sausage with different hot spicery. One of the most popular dishes is khorovats, pickled meat with different spices prepared on live coals.
  • HOTELS: Both in Yerevan and in regions there are 2-5 star hotels, prices range from 25$ to 200$ per day.