Category: Armenia

Armenia's capital Yerevan

Armenia

Armenia is a republic in the Caucasus, bordering Georgia in the north, Azerbaijan in the east, Iran in the south and Turkey in the west. Armenia also borders on the Azerbaijani excavator Nakhichevan in the southeast. The area that is today Armenia has throughout history been subject to a...

The geography of Armenia

Geography of Armenia

The landscape of Armenia consists mainly of mountains and highlands of volcanic origin. Earthquakes often occur. In the north, the mountain range of the Little Caucasus extends through the Republic in the northwest-southeast direction,...

Armenian soldiers during the Nagorno-Karabakh War

Armenian Contemporary History

Armenian contemporary history is the country’s history after independence in 1991. From 1922 to 1991, Armenia was part of the Soviet Union. Armenia declared itself an independent state on November 21, 1991. When the...

Armenian Parliament Building

Armenia’s Political System

Armenia has been an independent, unified state democratic republic since 1991 with a semi-presidential system of government. That is, the country has a middle ground between parliamentarism and presidential rule. Legislative power has been...

Armenia Army

Armenia’s Defense

After Armenia’s independence in 1991, work began to establish its own Armenian army. There is public service from the age of 18 with 24 months of service. The total force numbers for Armenia’s armed...

Christian architecture in Armenia

History of Armenia

Armenia has a long history that goes far back in time. The country was a battleground for both the Assyrians, the Medes and the Persians and was alternately an independent kingdom and land under...

Armenians escorted by Turkish military

The Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Genocide is a term used for the forced mass deportation and mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire under the Hungarian regime in 1915-1920, in which a significant number of Armenians...

Economy and Business in Armenia

Economy and Business in Armenia

The economic downturn and high unemployment have largely affected Armenia’s economy since independence in 1991. Nevertheless, there was some economic growth in the period 1995–2007, mainly due to an economic program funded by the...

Nuclear Power in Armenia

Nuclear Power in Armenia

Nuclear power has been an important part of the electricity supply in Armenia since 1977. The country has a nuclear reactor in operation that contributes to more than 30 percent of the country’s electricity...

Literature of Armenia

Literature of Armenia

In Old Armenian there is a rich historical and theological literature from the Middle Ages, among others the historian Moses from Khoren, the theologian Eznik from Kolb (400s) and the poet Gregor from Narek...