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ContinentEurope
Lat Long40 00 N, 45 00 E
Area11,484 Sq Miles (29,743 km2)
Population3,056,382 (July 2015 est.)
CapitalYerevan
Largest CityYerevan
Official LanguagesArmenian
Major ReligionArmenian Apostolic 92.6%, Evangelical 1%, other 2.4%, none 1.1%, unspecified 2.9% (2011 est.)
National Day21 September (1991)
Form of GovernmentSemi-presidential republic
PresidentSerzh Sargsyan
Prime MinisterKaren Karapetyan
CurrencyDram (AMD)
GDP$20.831 billion (2013 est.)
Calling Code374
Time ZoneUTC (UTC+4)
Internet TLD.am

Where is Armenia?
The Republic of Armenia is a landlocked country, located at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It shares its borders with Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the south.

How did Armenia get its name?
Armenia gets its name from the Old Persian Behistun inscription as Armina. It is also known as Hayk in native Armenian language.

How big is Armenia?
The Republic of Armenia covers an area of 11,484 square miles. Its geographic coordinates are 40 00N, 45 00E. Armenia has an estimated population of 3,262,200.

What is the currency of Armenia?
Armenian dram is the official currency of Armenia. It is further divided into 100 luna. Its ISO 4217 code is AMD, and it is issued by the Central Bank of Armenia.

What is the capital of Armenia?
Yerevan is the capital of Armenia. It is one of the world's oldest continuously-inhabited cities, and is an important administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country. Since 1918, it has been the capital of the country. The UNESCO has titled it as the 2012 World Book Capital.

Which is the largest city of Armenia?
The capital of Armenia, Yerevan, is the largest city of the country. Its geographic coordinates are 40 11N, 44 31E. The city covers an area of 115.8 square miles and has an estimated population of 1,119,000.

What is the official language of Armenia?
The official language of Armenia is Armenian. Russian is also used in the country, including educational institutions. It is often considered as de facto second language.


What is the religion of Armenia?
In AD 301, Armenia became the first nation to adopt Christianity as a state religion. Majority of the population of Armenia is affiliated to the Armenian Apostolic Church. There is also a small Jewish community in the country.

What is the literacy rate of Armenia?
In 2008, the total adult literacy rate was 99.50%.

Who is the political leader of Armenia?
Serzh Sargsyan is the current and the third President of Armenia. He assumed office on April 9, 2008. Tigran Sargsyan is the current Prime Minister of the nation. He assumed office on April 9, 2008.

When is the National Day of Armenia celebrated?
Armenia's National Day is celebrated on September 21. It declared its independence from Soviet Union on August 23, 1990, and on September 21,1991, it was recognized as an independent country.

What is the economy of Armenia like?
In 2008, the GDP of Armenia was $12.07 billion, while its GDP per capita was $6,400. Approximately 10.5% of the population lives below poverty line, and the unemployment rate stands at 7.1%. Services sector accounts for 46.4% of the GDP, followed by industry: 36.4%, and agriculture: 17.2%. Major industries in the country are diamond-processing, metal-cutting, machine tools, forging-pressing machines, hosiery, shoes, electric motors, tires, knitted wear, and software development. Major trade flows are with Germany, Russia, Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, Georgia, China, Ireland, Turkmenistan, Iran, Austria, and Ukraine.

Last Updated on: May 25, 2017

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