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Here under Armenia, you will find travel information classified by city or region of Armenia, as well as general information.

Armenia has a small population of 3 million. Its land area is only 11,500 square miles (smaller than Maryland; slightly under the size of Belgium). The capital is Yerevan

There is no sea in Armenia. The Black Sea and the Caspian Sea are the closest to its borders, less than 200 miles away. The land is covered with mountains, with few forests. The climate consists of hot summers and cold winters. The land rises to 12,000 feet above sea level at volcanic Mount Aragats, and the lowest areas are still at 1,200 feet.



Armenia is the second most densely populated of the former Soviet republics. Prevailing religion is Christian (orthodox). The roots of the Armenian Church date back to the 3rd and 4th centuries.

Mt AraratArmenia hospitality is legendary and comes from ancient traditions. The host often puts food on a guest’s plate whenever it is empty or fills their glass when it gets low. After a helping or two it is acceptable to refuse politely or, more simply, just leave a little uneaten food.

Erevan's National Art Gallery has more than 16,000 works that date back to the middle ages. It houses paintings by many European masters.

For the time being, the border between Turkey and Armenia remains closed. The most likely way you are going to travel to Armenia is by taking a flight to Yerevan. Several tour operators offer guided or unguided tour packages. You will want to see Khor-Virap (monastery, Mt Ararat), Lake Sevan, Lori (medieval architecture), Dilijan (health resort and cultural center), Vayk, Syunik and Artsakh.

See Armeniapedia for more information about travel to Armenia.












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