Political Map of Armenia shows the international boundaries, provincial boundaries with names, national capital and provincial capitals.
Armenia is a landlocked country that lies in Eurasia. This democratic country is known for its rich ancient history. Located on the Armenian Highlands, it is bordered by Turkey, Georgia, the Republic of Artsakh, Azerbaijan and Iran.
Armenia is the first state of the world that adopted Christianity as the official religion. Are you wondering when did that happen? Well, the dates back to the 3rd and 4th century AD.
Armenia lies in the south of the Caucasus Mountains. Interestingly, Armenia is present in the lowland between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea and also on the Armenian highland.
Even though it has few forests, the terrain of Armenia is filled with mountains. In fact, more than 85% of the country is filled with mountains. The highest mountain in the country is Mount Ararat. The mountain is considered so crucial in Armenia that it is a present event in the national emblem of the country.
Armenia is marked with continental climate types. It has short winters and long autumns. The summers are hot but dry; the level of humidity is low. However, the winter season is extreme in the country.
Among the Soviet Republics, Armenia ranks third in terms of population. However, the community is declining steadily due to emigrations, which have resulted after the break down of the USSR.
98% of the population are ethnic Armenia, and Yazidis and Russians follow this ethnic group. In addition to that, other minority groups also exist. The official language of the country is Armenian.
Interestingly, the Armenians have their very own unique and distinct alphabets and language. Unlike English, the Armenia alphabets consist of thirty-nine letters.
Being a democratic state nation, people have freedom of speed. However, occasional attacks are carried out on journalists who belong to non-state sponsored media.
Talking about Armenian music, it is a mix of folk music. You can listen to duduk music by Djvan Gasparyan to get more idea about the Armenian music.
The popular sports of Armenia are weightlifting, wrestling, boxing, chess, judo, and football. Because of the mountainous terrain, even climbing and skiing is quite popular.
Top 3 Places To Visit in Armenia
1. Lake Sevan
Lake Sevan has earned the nickname “Pearl of the Armenian Nature.” This beautiful lake is spread across 1900 square miles. It is one of the largest high-altitude fresh lakes of Eurasia. 90% of the Armenian fish comes from this lake. The landscape surrounding the Lake Sevan is also beautiful, one can enjoy water activities like cruising here.
Do you enjoy mystery? If yes, you cannot miss Karahunj, which is also known as Armenia Stonehenge. This place is a mystery for many scientists because the rocks which are present here have large holes in the center. Isn’t that interesting? Till today, the significance of these holes is not known.
Jermuk is famous for its hot springs. The place is known for its naturally beautiful landscape and international chess tournaments. Also, it is a spa down. The fresh air, hot springs, mineral waters, walking trails and artificial lakes makes this a very relaxing Armenian tourist destination.