General Information

Official Name:
Republic of Armenia (Armenia)-Hayastany Hanrapetoutyun (Hayastan)

Geographic Coordinates:
in the South: 38o 50' Northern Latitude;
in the North: 41o 18' Northern Latitude:
in the West: 43o 27' Eastern Longitude;
in the East: 46o 37' Eastern Longitude

Neighboring Countries
in the North: Georgia; in the East: Azerbaijan; in the South: Iran; in the South-West: Nakhijevan (Azerbaijan); in the West: Turkey.

Territory:
29.74 thousand square kilometers

Average Altitude Above Sea Level:
1,800 meters

Highest Mountain Peak:
Aragats (4,090 meters)

Capital: Yerevan

Major Cities:
Gyumri
Vanadzor

Administrative Division:
Eleven marzes (provinces)
(including the capital city of Yerevan that has a status of a marz).

Population:
2986.1 thousand (as of January 1, 2017)

Ethnic Breakdown:
Armenians - 98.1%
Minorities: Russians, Yezidis, Kurds, Assyrians, Greeks, Ukrainians, Jews and others

Official Language:
Armenian

Religion:
Christian

Church:
Armenian Apostolic

Religious Center:
St. Etchmiadzin, the Cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Residence of the Catholicos (Patriarch) of all Armenians.

The Flag:
The law 'On the State Flag of the Republic of Armenia" was adopted on August 24, 1990.

http://www.gov.am/en/official/

The Coat of Arms:
The law 'On the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Armenia" was adopted on April 19, 1992.

http://www.gov.am/en/official/

The Anthem:
"Mer Hayrenik"/"Our Fatherland" was adopted on July 1, 1991.

The President:
The President of the Republic of Armenia is the head of State.

State Organization:
The Republic of Armenia is a sovereign, democratic, social, rule of law state.
The state power is administered pursuant to the Constitution and the laws based on the principle of separation of the legislative, executive and judicial branches.

The Constitution:
The first constitution was adopted on July 5, 1995, through a popular referendum.

Time zone: AMT (UTC+4)
Currency: Dram (AMD
Calling code: +374
ISO3166 code: AM
Driving: on the right
Internet TLDL: .am

Natural Resources:
Armenia is rich in copper, iron, bauxite, molybdenum, gold, silver, lead and zinc.
Substantial deposits of pumice, marble, tufa, perlite, limestone, basalt and salt also exist. Precious and semi-precious stones are abundant.

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