Where is Armenia?

Located in Southwestern Asia, Armenia has a 1,570.00 km border with Azerbaijan (996 km), Georgia (219 km), Iran (44 km) and Turkey (311 km). The break-away Nagorno-Karabakh region has been subject of territory dispute.

Armenia is an Asian country covering 29,743.00 km2 of which 5.18% is water and 28,203.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 57th smallest country in the world and slightly smaller than Maryland. Its geographic coordinates are 40 00 N, 45 00 E and Yerevan is the capital city.

The country's name is said to come from Hayk, the legendary patriach of the Armenians.

Its ISO code is AM.

Geography

Armenia has a mean elevation of 1,792 m above sea level.

It has a highland continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. It is covered in mountaineous highlands, with little forested land.

Population

Armenia has a population of 3,051,250 making it the 136th largest in the world. Most of the population lives in the northern half of the country.

Armenian is the official language. The majority ethnic group is Armenians. The population is mostly Armenian Apostolic.

The dialing code for the country is 374.

Government

Armenia is an independent country. It has been independent since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Its constitution was last ratified in 1995.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Armenia's GDP is $26,300,000,000.00 (USD) with $8,900.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 135th largest economy and its citizens the 140th richest in the world. The currency of Armenia is the Dram (AMD).

Its major export partners are Russia, China, and Germany. Its main exports are unwrought copper, pig iron, and nonferrous metals. Its major import partners are Russia, China, and Germany. Its major imports include natural gas, petroleum, tobacco products, and foodstuffs.

This page was last modified on December 15th, 2017