General Information

Official name: the Republic of Armenia (Hayastani Hanrapetoutyun)

The Republic of Armenia is a sovereign, democratic, social and legal state. The state power is administered pursuant to the Constitution and the laws based on the principle of separation of the legislative, executive and judicial powers.

Capital:

Yerevan city

Yerevan city population: 1,073,700 (as of 2016)

Official Language:  
Armenian is the official language of the Republic of Armenia.
Russian is widely used, especially in education

Religion: 
The absolute majority is the follower of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

Currency unit:  
The currency unit of the RA is dram (AMD), introduced in 1993.

Population: 
3 022 866 (as of 2016)

Ethnic composition: 
Armenians` 96%
Minorities: Russians, Yezidis, Assyrians, Greeks, Ukrainians, Jews, Kurds and others.

Natural Resources: 
Armenia is rich in copper, coal, iron, bauxite, molybdenum, gold, silver, lead and zinc. Substantial deposits of pumice, marble, tufa, perlite, limestone, basalt and salt exist. Precious and semi-precious stones are also abundant.

Territory:
29.74 thousand square kilometers

Average Altitude Above Sea Level:  
1,800 meters

Highest Mountain Peak: 
Aragats (4 095 meters)

The Flag:


The law “On the State Flag of the Republic of Armenia” was adopted on August 24, 1990, by the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Armenia.
The State Flag is a rectangular panel with three equal horizontal stripes of red, blue and orange (from top to bottom).

 

The Coat of Arms:


The law “On the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Armenia” was adopted on April 19, 1992, by the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Armenia.
It is a rendition of the Coat of Arms of the First Armenian Republic (1918-1920) designed by member of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts, Architect Alexander Tamanian and artist Hakob Kojoyan.

 

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