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Situated at the juncture of Western Asia and Eastern Europe ,  it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and the Azerbaijani to the south.
According to tradition, the Armenian Church was founded by two of Jesus' twelve apostles – Thaddaeus and Bartholomew – who preached Christianity in Armenia between AD 40–60. Because of these two founding apostles, the official name of the Armenian Church is Armenian Apostolic Church. The Armenian churches and monasteries are built throughout Armenia. More than spiritual centers, these churches have also served as medieval educational and research institutions.
Erevan is located in the Araratian plain, and a breathtaking view of the Holy Mount Ararat brings its kind presence to every corner of the city. Emerging from Ancient Castle of Erebuni, which was founded in 782 BC by Armenian king Menua, Yerevan is 29 years older then Rome and ornamented with inviting squares and splendid museums, galleries and spirited with theatres, universities, restaurants, cafes and parks it is younger than many Western capitals. Yerevan is leaning over a few hills and is cut into two parts by the gorge of Hrazdan River, the only river that has Lake Sevan as its source and which eventually joins Arax River. At the moment Yerevan is home for over one million people. In 1924 architect Alexander Tamanyan designed today’s general plan of the city. The buildings in the city were initially designed so that Mount Ararat could be seen from every building. Also the main highways in the city were designed so that, if continued mentally they would lead to Ararat. Yerevan is acclaimed for its excellent water, for its hospitable people and of course for the fabulous view of Ararat. The sense of Ararat’s presence in this city and numerous remarkable churches in Yerevan has attracted many pilgrims.
ongago, in IV-III cc BC, a fortress serving as a residence for Armenian kings towered over the town with palaces, kings' main apartments, dwellings, a church and a bath-house inside. The oldest surviving building in Armenia is the Temple of Sun situated at the highest point of the former fortress. This temple, built in the second half of the I century AD, was dedicated to one of the deit
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Armenia is the motherland of the Apricot, is the oldest and genuine center for growing apricot. This is proved by 3000 year old apricot cores discovered during excavations at Garni temple, 25 km far from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. It is also testified by wide varieties of apricot trees growing in Armenia. The apricot was imported into Europe by Lucullus, a Roman general after the 1st century B.C. Because of its origin the fruit was known as "prunus Armeniaca" which means "Armenian plum". The Armenian sources are not the only ones to provide information about apricot: in cuneiform inscriptions by Sargon the 2nd of Asorestan (24th century B.C.), we find that he had taken with him plum, apple, mulberry and apricot. In the 2nd and 3rd millenniums B.C. apricot was known to many old nations in the world as "armanu
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Population: 3,213,011 Land area: 29,800 sq. km = 11,500 sq. mi Capital city: Yerevan (population - 1,103,488) Language: Armenian Religion: Christianity Currency: Armenian Dram (AMD), 1$ = 385 AMD State system: Presidential Republic Parliament: National Assembly, 131 members Literacy rate: 99% Time zone: GMT+4 = + 9 to Key West
Armenia Key WestThe straight line distance between Key West and Yerevan is approximately 6794 miles
Armenia is one of the earliest cites of human civilization. Few countries claim as Armenia’ can a history that begins 3,000 years ago and continues to the present. Armenia was the first nation to adopt Christianity as a state religion, an event traditionally dated to AD 301. The roots of the Armenian Church go back to the first century. Armenia is an open-air museum of Christianity. There are thousands of Christian monuments such as monasteries, churches, chapels and cross-stones, manuscripts, icons, etc.
The Bible states: "And on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mount Ararat." (Genesis, 8:4). During the Great flood, after floating on waters for 150 days, Noah’s ark stopped on Mount Ararat, and on this very day, the human race was granted a second birth in Armenia: on Mount Ararat. Although the mountain is not in modern Armenia today but it is still blessed mountain for Armenians. This mountain has miraculous beauty, and is a symbol of the motherland for every Armenian living in any corner of the world.
Erevan is located in the Araratian plain It occupies 227 square km and is 865 to 1390 m above sea level. Emerging from Ancient Castle of Erebuni, which was founded in 782 BC by Armenian king Menua, Yerevan is 29 years older then Rome and Babylon It has a population over one million which is 33% of all Armenians living in Armenia.
REPUBLIC SQUAREThe heart of Yerevan, the only one in its type, endowed by singing fountains and a magnificent mosaic rock carpet, which covers 3000 year old ruins underneath it!
MATENADARANhas one of the world’s largest manuscript collections in theworld and has the largest collection of Armenian Manuscripts.It has over 17 000 units from Armenian and foreign ancientManuscripts.
FREEDOM SQUAREUnder artistic supervision of the Opera house, where theworlds best performers take us to their world of freedom.This Square once assembled millions of Armenians to claimtheir independence in 1988 to split from USSR.
GARNIIV-III cc BC, a fortress serving as a residence for ArmenianKings. The oldest surviving building in Armenia is the Templeof Sun built in the second half of the I century AD.
LAKE SEVANIs known in the ancient times as the Geghama Sea, is the"blue-eyed beauty" of Armenia. Being one of the biggesthighland freshwater lakes in the world it is 1900 m above sealevel. It was formed as a result of volcanic activity.
TSAKHKADZORIn late autumn Tsakhkadzor turns to a fairy tale. Pure whitesnow covers valley and downhill and magnificent beautytempts winter sport lovers. Tsakhkadzor is a perfect resortfor skiers: heavy snowfalls provide a resistant snow cover, andlots of fun for thrill-seekers and beginner.
Armenia is a unique country; it has over 50,000 hand-madecrosses, sculptured of rocks. A typical cross stone is made outof slate of volcanic basalt or tuff. In the center of the crossstone is the symbol of Christ’s crucifixion and the wheel ofeternity.
The Duduk is among the oldest Armenian instruments. It hasa 1,900 year history. Duduk is a wind instrument made fromapricot timber, and thus it is called tsiranapogh (apricot pipe)It has a warm, soft sound that is controlled by pressure ofthe lips and by closing eight or nine holes with fingers.
Armenia is the motherland of the Apricot, is the oldes andgenuine center for growing apricot. The apricot wasimported into Europe by Lucullus, a Roman general afterthe 1st century B.C. Because of its origin the fruit wasknown as "prunus Armeniaca" which means "Armenian plum"
Humanity first tasted cognac when Noah planted first vineyardat the foot of Mount Ararat. The modern history of Armenianbrandy started in1887. Of all Armenias alcoholic drinks,Cognac is its best-known product, it won its first Grand-Prix gold medal in France in 1904, followed by 51 gold, 21 silver and 3 bronze medals over the years.
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