Armenia / Maps, Geography, Facts

Armenia is located in the South Caucasus. Border countries are Georgia in the north, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan in the east, Iran to the south and Turkey and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic in the west.

Where is Armenia
Where is Armenia?

Geography

The total area of Armenia is 29,743 km². Its lands are mountainous, high altitude and rugged, 90% of the land consists of elevations exceeding 900 meters and very little soil suitable for agriculture. The highest mountain in the country is Mount Aragatz with an altitude of 4,090 meters.

Governance

Armenia is divided into eleven territories. However, Yerevan, the capital of the country, is considered as the city and the province.

Every province is governed by the state government, the governor of each margin is elected by the government, and these governors must fulfill the regional policy of the government and regulate the regional affairs of the executive organs of the republic.

Climate

There is a continental climate in Armenia. Starting from the summer months until the middle of September is a very dry and hot climate. Humidity is very low. The spring season is quite short during the autumn season.

The winter months are quite harsh. Heavy snow and rain are observed, and temperatures range from -5 degrees to -10 degrees.

Religion

Armenia was the first country in the world to implement Christianity as a religion of the state. In particular, the Armenian Apostolic Church is the most common religion in Armenia, but in our time Armenia is a secular country so that the freedom of conscience and religion is legally supported. The largest religions of the rest of the population are other Christian sects (Catholicism, Russian Orthodox, etc.), Ezidism and Islam.

Industry and Tourism

Armenia's economy is predominantly based on investments and the support of Armenians living abroad. The economy was largely industry-based, largely dependent on industry-based (chemicals, electronics, machinery, processed food, synthetic rubber, textiles), and external resources before it gained its independence. Today, the main import products are automotive, gold, tobacco products, wheat, machinery, and accessories.

The number of tourists visiting the country is growing at a rate of approximately 25 percent each year and Armenia is an exotic country for many tourists with its ancient architectures and art examples.

Sports

Sports such as basketball, volleyball, and hockey are popular in Armenia, but the most popular sport in Armenia is football. The Armenian Football Federation of Bardzraguyn Humb and the Armenian National Football Team was established in 1991 and has been a member of UEFA since the same year.

Chess is also very popular and Armenia is much more successful in chess. The country has many famous Armenian chess players such as Garri Kasparov, Levon Aronian, Tigran Petrosian, Rafael Vaganian and Vladimir Akopian. Despite the country's major economic problems, the 32nd Chess Olympiad in 1996 was presented in Yerevan. In 2006, Armenia won the 37th Chess Olympiad in Turin and won it again in Dresden two years later.

 

Population: 2,935,537

Population Density: 103 per Km2

Land Area: 28,470 Km ²

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