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Armenia has a population of about 3,262,200 people, which is 97 percent Armenian by ethnicity. Ethnic minorities in Armenia include Yazidis and Russians among others. The official language of Armenia is Armenian, and the predominant religion is Christianity, especially the Armenian Apostolic Church, an orthodox conservative church.
Armenia is home to Biblical sites, including Mount Ararat, believed to be the landing place of Noah's Ark. After various civilizations were established in the region, the Kingdom of Armenia was founded around 600 BC. The area was conquered by various other empires, including the Byzantine Empire, the Mongol Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. The country became the Democratic Republic of Armenia on May 28, 1918, and then Armenia became part of the Soviet Union, declaring independence from it on August 23, 1990.
Last Updated On : April 23, 2013
Major RegionArmenian Apostolic 93.00% Other Christianity 2.00% Yazidism 1.00% None or Other 4.00%
CurrencyDram (??.) (AMD)
GDP$10.066 billion (nominal, 2012 est.)
Time ZoneUTC (UTC+4)