Where is Armenia?
WHERE IS ARMENIA?
Armenia, officially the Republic of Armenia is a sovereign state in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Armenia lies in the northeastern part of the Armenian plateau, between the Caucasus and Asia Minor. A former republic of the Soviet Union, it shares borders in the north and east with Georgia, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan, in the west and south with Turkey, Iran and the Azerbaijan’s exclave of Nakhchivan. The border lengths are: with Iran – 35 km, with Turkey – 268 km, with Georgia – 164 km, with Azerbaijan – 787 km, with the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan – 221 km.
Ancient Armenia was one of the greatest countries of the Middle East. Its name is among six other countries depicted on a Babylonian map dating back to the 5th century BC. The historical area known as Greater Armenia used to cover more than 260,000 km² (104,000 sq mi). The modern Republic of Armenia today constitutes only about 10 percent of that area, covering an area of 29,743 km² (11,484 sq mi).
As a tiny landlocked nation in the Caucasus Mountains, Armenia is off the radar of most tourists, but it has so much to offer to the adventurous traveler. Armenia is home to a cosmopolitan capital city Yerevan, windswept mountains, timeless villages occupied by shepherds and a wealth of monasteries and churches.
On behalf of the Phoenix Tour, we invite you to travel to Armenia, and we look forward to hosting your visit with us!