The map is showing Armenia, a landlocked mountainous country situated in southeastern Europe and western Asia, east of Turkey and north of Iran in the Caucasus. Other border countries are Georgia to the north, and Azerbaijan to the east. With an area of 29,743 km² Armenia is just slightly smaller than Belgium, or slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Maryland. Armenia has a population of about 3 million people (in 2016). Capital and largest city is Yerevan.

Highest point in Armenia is Mount Aragats, a large stratovolcano (4,090m), located in the Aragatsotn Province, northwest from Yerevan. The largest body of water is Lake Sevan, one of the largest high-altitude freshwater lakes in the world. Along with Lake Urmia (Iran) and Lake Van (Turkey), Lake Sevan was considered one of the three great lakes of the historical Armenian Kingdom, the ‘Seas of Armenia’. The dominant Armenian Highland is a plateau, consisting of a complex set of mountain ranges, volcanic peaks, valleys, lakes, and rivers. The plateau is a main water reservoir of the Middle East, it is the headwaters of two great rivers, the Euphrates and the Tigris.

Depicted on the map are the provinces of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, the regional capitals with regional towns, the popular tourist attractions and historical monuments, the prominent geographical landmarks, international border crossings and main roads. Armenia’s international airport is Zvartnots International Airport (IATA code: EVN), located near Zvartnots, 12 km (7.5 mi) west of Yerevan.

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