The Republic of Armenia is a landlocked country at South Caucasus area. Being the first country to adopt Christianity as the state religion, it has one of the most beautiful churches in the world. It also has the oldest Christian civilizations like the Greco Roman Temple of Garni, Etchmiadzin Cathedral and Khor Virap Monastery.
The country recorded a population of 2.965 million in 2019 and covers an area of 29,743 km2.
The capital city is Yerevan and it is one of the oldest cities in the world and it still maintains the Soviet-era architecture. It has the Matenadaran library, which preserves the ancient Greek and Armenian manuscripts.
The second-largest city is Gyumri, which is the administrative centre of Shirak Province at northwest Armenia.
The Capital, Yerevan, with Mount Ararat in the background.