Armenia

Armenia

Armenia

Country in Asia

Armenia is a nation, and former Soviet republic, in the mountainous Caucasus region between Asia and Europe. Among the earliest Christian civilizations, it’s defined by religious sites including the Greco-Roman Temple of Garni and 4th-century Etchmiadzin Cathedral, headquarters of the Armenian Church. Khor Virap Monastery is a pilgrimage site near Mount Ararat, a dormant volcano just across the border in Turkey.

CapitalYerevan

Population2.925 million (2016) World Bank

PresidentArmen Sarkissian

CurrenciesArmenian dram, Noah’s Ark silver coins

Official languageArmenian

Armenia

Armenia