Armenia Overview

Country Profile

Armenia is located in southern Transcaucasia and is also known as the Republic of Armenia. Covering an area of 29,800 square kilometers, the country has a population of 321 million, of whom 93% are Armenian, with the other people including Russians, Kurds, and Ukrainians. Residents are Christian. The official language is Armenian, and the population speaks Russian. The currency is the Drum. The capital is Yerevan (Yerevan).

Armenia National Flag

From the top down, the flag is composed of three parallel red, blue, and orange rectangles.

Armenia Country Flag

History Summary

In the ninth to sixth century BC, the country was established as slavery Houradou. From the sixth to third century BC, a large Armenian State was established in between Turkey and Iran after the two were divided. From 1804 to 1828, the two Russian-Iranian wars in Iran failed, and the territory originally occupied by Iran in East Armenia was incorporated into Russia. On January 29, 1920, the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic was established. In May 1922, Armenia joined the Transcaucasian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic, and, the same year, on December 30, it joined the Soviet Union. On February 30, 1936, Armenia became a Soviet republic. On August 23, 1990, the country changed its name to “the Republic of Armenia.” On September 21, 1991, Armenia officially became independent.

Economy and Culture Overview

Industry dominates the economy, primarily metallurgy, machinery manufacturing, petroleum, chemical industry, light industry, and the food industry. Agriculture includes grain, potatoes, grapes, and the primary cash crops are tobacco, sugar beets, and geranium.

Armenians entertaining guests like to use burning grape sticks to boil mutton strings. The implementation of the traditional patriarchal family means, especially for women, very strict control of behavior. Marriage generally requires parental consent.

Armenia Map

Armenia Map

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