ABOUT ARMENIA

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Republic of Armenia

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Republic of Armenia

We hope that as the world travelers discovers the spectacular beauty and warm hospitality in Armenia, they will encourage her people in the great changes that have occurred, by reminding them of the natural wealth they have, and that which they can share in the conservation of nature the preservation of traditional culture and the preservation of the more than 5,000 cultural monuments dating to the 2nd millennium BC.
    Armenia known as one of the cradles of civilization - is a beautiful country a long and cultured history. As a result, Armenia is an intriguing tourist destination. Numerous monuments and masterpieces of the Ancient era and middle Ages can be found throughout the country. The 5165-meter Mount Ararat, geographically located in Turkey, is a national symbol of Armenia and is visible from much of the Southwest region.
    Armenia is often referred to as a museum in the open air. There are about 40,000 historical monuments spread across Armenia worth seeing. IN 301 AD, Armenians were the first nation to make Christianity their state religion. As a result, much of Armenian cultural heritage is shaped by symbols and values associated with the Christian faith. Many of the 40,000 surviving ancient monuments in Armenia are Christian churches and monasteries, most of which were built over demolished pagan temples. Hence, only one pagan temple remains in Armenia, Garni.
    Armenian khatchkars are a unique part of the national heritage. Intricately decorated crosses are carved on monolithic rocks. There are over 4,000 khatchkars in Armenia, and every one of them has a singular pattern.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Official title........................ REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA
Capital............................... YEREVAN
Political system.................. PRESIDENTIAL
Administrative division........ ELEVEN PROVINCES
Population.......................... 3.8 MILLION
Area................................... 29.800 square kilometers
Independence declared....... 21.09.1991
Religion.............................. CHRISTIANITY
Language........................... ARMENIAN
Altitude.............................. HIGHEST 1.800 meters, LOWEST 380 meters
Highest Point...................... ARAGAST MOUNTAIN, 4.090 meters
Climate.............................. DRY CONTINENTAL
National Minorities..............

RUSSIAN, YEZIDIS, KURDS, ASSYRIANS, GREEKS, UKRAINIANS, JEWS

Currency............................ DRAM (AMD) (1 AMD = 100 LUMA)
Exchange rate.................... 450 AMD = 1USD, 2006
Voltage.............................. AC 220V, 50 Hz
Time.................................. 4 hours plus GMT

HOLIDAYS AND MEMORIAL DAYS

January 1-2....................... NEW YEAR
January 6........................... CHRISTMAS
March 8............................. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
April 7................................ MOTHERHOOD  & BEAUTY DAY
April 24.............................. GENOCIDE MEMORIAL DAY
May 1................................ INTERNATIONAL WORKER’S DAY
May 9................................ VICTORY & PEACE DAY
May  28.............................. FIRST REPUBLIC DAY
July 5................................ CONSTITUTION DAY
September 21.................... INDEPENDENCE DAY
December 7....................... EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL DAY

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