Armenia boasts an ancient historical and religious heritage that spans all the way back to the 4th Century, and is widely recognized as being the perfect place to visit for archaeology and adventure lovers alike today. The country’s location within the region of Transcaucasia, nestled within the natural beauty of the Caucasus Mountains between the Black and Caspian Seas, bordered by its neighbours Georgia in the north, Azerbaijan and Turkey  in the west, and Iran in the south, make it a truly unique holiday destination. Armenia’s eclectic mix of cultures from centuries of ruling by the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Persian Empires isn’t the country’s only pull for tourists though; almost 50% of Armenia is made up of mountain ridges, including dormant volcanic mountains, forest reserves, vast open plains, deep gorges, and villages meandering around the banks of flowing rivers, meaning that those looking for an outdoor adventure will find no shortage of things to do and see there.



Republic of Armenia (Hayastan)


Yerevan (established in 782BC)



Head of state:

President Armen Sarkissian since 2018

Head of government:

Prime minister Nikol Pashinyan since 2018 


29,8 square km, the most of Armenia ‘s territory ranges from 1000 to 2500m above sea level


Transcaucasia (South Caucasus), bordered by Georgia on the north, Azerbaijan on the east, Iran on the south, and Turkey on the west.



Administrative divisions: 

10 regions, the capital of Yerevan and Mountainous Republic of Kharabagh


3 million people, overall, the population of Armenians world-wide is estimated to be 9 million, many comprising Diaspora communities in Russia , the US , Europe and the Middle East

Ethnic Groups: 

Armenians 95-96%; minorities: Russians, Ezidis, Kurds, Assyrians, Greeks, Ukrainians, Jews others


Christian, Armenian Apostolic Church. Armenia is the first country in the world to officially embrace Christianity as a state religion in 301 A.D.

State Language: 

Armenian /the Armenian alphabet was created by Mesrop Mashtots in 405 AD, an Indo-European language family/

 Spoken Languages: 

Armenian, Russian, English


Dram, International currency code- AMD. There are banknotes of 500, 1000, 5000, 20000, 50000 and coins of 10, 50, 100, 200, 500
Foreign banknotes can be exchanged at local banks and exchange counters.

Credit cards: 

Most of hotels, restaurants and stores accept Visa and Master Card. ATM machines in Yerevan function in accordance with the Plus Global Access Network, Visa, and MasterCard systems.


An entry Visa is required (except for the citizens of CIS countries and European citizens).Get e-Visa in:


Tone dial modern networking and GSM 900 Mobile Network, Roaming


Dial-up, DSL, WiFi. Available in hotels and a number of internet cafés.

Postal Services: 

National Postal Service, EMS , UPS, DHL, Federal Express, TNT Express Worldwide.


GMT + 4


220V AC, 50 Hz

Medical Health Info: 

Advanced medical services. No obligatory immunizations required for travelers visiting Armenia.

Traveler Safety: 

Armenia by any comparative measures is a very safe country.