The Capital, Yerevan, with Mount Ararat in the background.
It was under the Ottoman rule but became independent after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I.
It was integrated into the Soviet Union in 1922 but later pulled out of Soviet Union in 1991.
The culture is demonstrated through the flavours, arts, lifestyle and literature.
The crops grown in the country include wheat, barley, grapes and potatoes.
Wildlife animals found here include wild boars, porcupines, snakes, Caucasian bear and bearded goat and Armenian leopard.
Annual events/ celebrations/ festivals
The major festivals include the Yerevan jazz day, Dolma festival, Rafting festival, haybuys festival and Bread in the Mountains festival.
Things to see
History Museum of Armenia preserves the country’s archaeological objects and the country’s cultural heritage.
There is the Garni Temple is the sole Greco-Roman building in Armenia which symbolizes pre-Christian Armenia.
There is also Lake Seven, a high-altitude lake with large beaches.
There is also the Geghard Monastery is at Kotayk Province which is surrounded by cliffs. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with protection.
The Kingdom of Armenia was the first to adopt Christianity as a state religion in the world in 301 AD.
The world’s first Church was built here.
The country is home to some of the world best artists, singers and composers like Kim Kardashian, the band system of a down and Garry Kasparov.
The official language is Armenian.
Armenia is bordered on the west by Turkey, on the north by Georgia, on the east by Republic of Artsakh and Azerbaijan and the south by Iran and Azerbaijan’s exclave of Nakhchivan.