Member of Political Council of the Party Prosperous Armenia

Republic of Armenia

The Republic of Armenia is a sovereign, democratic, social, rule of law state. The state power is administered pursuant to the Constitution and the laws based on the principle of separation of the legislative, executive and judicial branches.

Republic of Armenia Ararat Tigran Urikhanyan

Official Name:

Republic of Armenia - Hayastani Hanrapetoutyun (Hayastan)

Capital City:

Yerevan

Major Cities:

Gyumri, Vanadzor

Official Language:

Armenian

Religion:

Christian, Armenian Apostolic Church

Currency Unit:

Armenian Dram, introduced in 1993.

Population:

3,210,000 (as of 2001)

Ethnic Breakdown:

Armenians - 96%
Minorities: Russians, Yezidis, Kurds, Assyrians, Greeks, Ukrainians, Jews and others

Natural Resources:

Armenia is rich in copper, iron, bauxite, molybdenum, gold, silver, lead and zinc. Substantial deposits of pumice, marble,
tufa, perlite, limestone, basalt and salt also exist. Precious and semi-precious stones are abundant..

Territory:

29.74 thousand square kilometers

Average Altitude Above Sea Level:

1,800 meters

Highest Mountain Peak:

Aragats (4,090 meters)

Neighboring Countries:

in the North: Georgia;
in the East: Azerbaijan;
in the South: Iran;
in the South-West: Nakhijevan (Azerbaijan);
in the West: Turkey.

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