|Continent: Asia |
Original Name: Hayastani Hanrapetutyun (Republic of Armenia)
Political System: Presidential Republic since 1991, with a step by step selection of the head of state every 5 years. Parliament has 131 seats with elections every 4 years. Suffrage is universal at age 18.
National Territory : 29.800 sq km
Official Language: Armenian
Religion: Armenian Apostolic Church, which is separate from the government.
Currency: Armenian Dram (AMD)
Population: 3,215,800, although there are also significant Diaspora
populations in countries around the world.
Population Density: 108 people per sq km
Ethnicity: Armenian 97.89%; Kurds 1.26%; Russian & other 0.45%
Largest Cities: Yerevan, Gyumri, and Kirovakan
Geographical features: highest mountain --> Aragats, 4090 m; longest river --> Aras (section) 914 km; largest lake --> Sevan, 1417 sq km.
Geography: Armenia is a mountainous country and contains the Armenian plateau. Extinct volcanos and lava plateaus, which rise out of the deep ravines, shape the landscape.
Time Zone: GMT +4