Armenia, or The Republic of Armenia, is located in the westernmost portion of Asia. It is bordered by Turkey to the West, Georgia to the North, and Iran to the South. Yerevan is the capital city of Armenia and there are currently approximately 3 million residents.
Armenian is the only official language of Armenia. However, Russian is commonly spoken and used throughout the country and could even be considered a de facto official language. In schools, Russian and English are often taught to students in addition to Armenian.
- Armenia’s apricots are considered the best in the world, and are renowned for their taste.
- According to archaeologists, Armenia was where metallurgy originated. This is because Mesopotamia, one of the world’s first civilizations, occupied modern-day Armenia.
- Lake Sevan, located at 6,234 ft (1,900 m) above sea level, is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world. It takes up one-sixth of Armenia’s land.
- One of the world’s most famous opera houses is located in Armenia– Opera House of Yerevan.
- Armenia is one of the three nations completely in the Caucasus Mountains
- Armenia is home to the highest and longest cable car ride in the world. This transport is a must in a country that is quite hilly.
- Skiing is a very popular sport in Armenia. Tsaghkadzor is winter ski resort that is located near Yerevan.
- It is said that wine was discovered in Armenia and it is still a popular export today.