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Armenia is a nation, and former Soviet republic, in the mountainous Caucasus region between Asia and Europe. Among the earliest Christian civilizations, it’s defined by religious sites including the Greco-Roman Temple of Garni and 4th-century Etchmiadzin Cathedral, headquarters of the Armenian Church. Khor Virap Monastery is a pilgrimage site near Mount Ararat, a dormant volcano just across the border in Turkey.

Languages: Old Armenian (Grabar), Middle Armenian (Mi?in hayerên), and Modern Armenian, or Ašxarhabar (Ashkharhabar). Modern Armenian embraces two written varieties—Western Armenian (Arewmtahayerên) and Eastern Armenian (Arewelahayerên)

Ethnic Groups: Armenian 98.1%, Yezidi (Kurd) 1.1%, other 0.7% (2011 est.)

Belief Systems: Armenian Apostolic 92.6%, Evangelical 1%, other 2.4%, none 1.1%, unspecified 2.9% (2011 est.)

Demographics:

Population: 3.13 million people (World Rank: 136th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 287 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 105th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.281 %/yr (World Rank: 186th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 74.6 years (World Rank: 104th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 31.6 years (World Rank: 68th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Armenia
Cartographic Division of the United Nations

World Factbook

Armenia - Wikipedia Entry

Armenia - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Armenia

Armenia - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Armenia

Culture and Tourism:

Tourism Armenia
Armenia as a tourist destination

Monastery of Gehard
Armenian midevil architecture

Yerevan Republic Square
Central square for Armenia's capital

Traditional Musical Instruments of Armenia
from www.face-music.ch

Armenian recipes
from pinterest.com

Armenian Language Resources:

Learn Armenian
freeonline Armenian resource

StudyA broad In Armenia
Learn Armenian by studying through Eurasia Abroad

Government Related:

Armenian Embassy
Located in Washington D.C.

Armenian Government Websites
Directory of government Websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger

Armenia's Official Government Website


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