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COUNTRY PROFILE

OFFICIAL NAME Republic of Armenia (RA)

CAPITAL Yerevan 1.2 million

THE HEAD OF STATE President

THE STATE LANGUAGE Armenian

TERRITORY 29,743 km² (11,484 sq mi)

THE GREATEST EXTEND:

FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST 360 km
FROM WEST TO EAST 200 km

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS Marz (11 in total)

NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES:

IN THE NORTH Georgia
IN THE NORTHEAST Azerbaijan
IN THE EAST Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
IN THE SOUTH Iran
IN THE SOUTH Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (Azerbaijan)
IN THE WEST Turkey

AVERAGE HEIGHT ABOVE SEA LEVEL 1,800m

HIGHEST MOUNTAIN PEAK Mt. Aragats (4,090m)

EARTH LOWEST POINT the underflow region of Debed River (375m)

LONGEST RIVER Arax – on the territory of Armenia – 158 km (total length 1,072 km)

LARGEST LAKE Lake Sevan (1,200 km²)

POPULATION about 3 million

CLIMATE Continental

LANGUAGES SPOKEN Armenian, Russian, English

RELIGION 94% Armenian Apostolic, 4% Catholic, Protestant and Russian Orthodox, 1.3% Yezidi

CURRENCY Armenian dram (AMD)

POPULATION DENSITY 100 people per km²

LITERACY RATE 99.4%

ETHNIC COMPOSITION Armenian 97.9%, Yezidi (Kurd) 1.3%, Russian 0.5%, other 0.3%

TIME ZONE GMT+4

INTERNET DOMAIN .am

DIALING CODE +374

WEIGHTS & MEASURES metric

ELECTRICITY 220V AC50 Hz

DRIVE ON THE right

AIRPORTS IN ARMENIA

Yerevan Zvartnots International Airport (EVN)
Gyumri Shirak CIS Airport (LWN)

THE NATIONAL FLAG & THE NATIONAL COAT OF ARMS OF ARMENIA