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Where is Armenia?

Flag of Armenia

The former Soviet Republic of Armenia is a landlocked country in the Caucasus region that lies between Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran, and in-between Europe and Asia.

The mountainous nature of the country gives rise to a diverse landscape full of spectacular scenery, lush forests and remote regions to explore. Lake Sevan is the largest body of water in the country, and a popular place to visit for its beaches and opportunities for water sports.

Visas are available to visitors at all entry points into the country; as either a 21-day tourist visa or a 3-day transit visa. In addition, e-visas are available online from the Foreign Ministry if you are flying into Zvartnots Airport. If a visa is needed for a lengthier visit, then apply directly to an Armenian Embassy, although visas can be extended while you are in the country.

Armenia has a rich history as one of the very first Christian countries dating back to 301AD, and is home to many historic sites, including Mount Ararat and the Debed Canyon. The ancient monasteries are also worth visiting and are a wonderful reminder of how people lived in pre-modern times.

The Armenian capital, Yerevan, has boomed since the country gained its independence, and is very much the cultural, political and economic heart of the country. The buzzing art scene and café culture makes it a great place to visit and make friends with the warm local people in this relaxed city.

Quick Info:

Capital: Yerevan

Language(s): Armenian

Religion(s): Christianity

Currency: Dram (AMD)

Electricity Voltage: 220V

Calling Code: 374

Popular Travel Destinations:

  • The Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin
  • The Cathedral and the Churches of Echmiatsin
  • Sevan Lake

Official Website: www.armeniainfo.am/

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*Note* - Some of the graphics on this page were taken from the CIA World Factbook which contains a wealth of information on every country in the world. I highly recommend it.

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