Ten fun facts about Armenia
The capital of Armenia is Yerevan which was founded 2800 years ago and is one of the oldest cities in the world. The official name is the “Republic of Armenia.”
Armenia became independent in 1991 with the dissolution of USSR and joined the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The climate of Armenia is highland continental with cold winters and hot summers. Armenia sometimes experiences spring floods due to the melting of mountain snow. The country also experiences droughts.
The official language is Armenian. Armenia was the first state to adopt Christianity as its religion in the 4th century.
The currency is Dram.
The highest point in Armenia is formed by Mount Aragats (4090m) which houses a dormant volcano.
Armenia exports unwrought copper, pig iron, non-ferrous metals, mineral products, diamonds, energy and foodstuff. It imports natural gas, tobacco products, diamonds, foodstuff and petroleum.
Industries include metal-cutting machine tools, electric motors, tires, and forging-pressing machines. Armenian apricots are considered to taste better than anywhere else in the world.
One of the largest lakes in the world, Lake Sevan is located in the highlands of Armenia.
The Republic of Armenia is a Republic. People elect representatives to a parliament. The parliament makes laws which people have to follow.
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