50 Interesting Facts About Armenia

Last updated on January 31st, 2023

46. Although it is not official Armenians use the eternity sign as a national symbol. Armenians can be seen to display the eternity sign when trying to show off their country in many instances.

47. Apparently Armenia is very educated as 99% of its citizens can read and write fluently. Their education system is one of the best in the world and the culture of the country is alive and vibrant.

National ancient souvenirs street market in Yerevan, Armenia
Armenia Street National ancient souvenirs street market in Yerevan, Armenia. Interesting facts about Armenia. Photo © Vvoevale

48. Armenia has a flourishing street market place where Soviet souvenirs can easily be found. Soviet souvenirs are a very popular item throughout Armenia and tourists can get deals on them on a daily basis.

49. In an effort to curb pollution and help out the environment Aremenian cars run mostly on natural gas. Armenia is indeed leading the way and hopes to have all of their cars run a hundred percent on natural gas sometime in the future.

50. Dilijan National Park is the greenest place in Armenia. Located 100 km northeast of Yerevan, this park has endless forests, streams, and other beautiful destinations and is a favorite tourist spot.

Armenia – quick facts and statistics

Independence21 September 1991 (from the Soviet Union)
Capital CityYerevan
(40°11′N 44°31′E)
Largest CityYerevan
(40°11′N 44°31′E)
Areatotal: 29,743 sq km

land: 28,203 sq km

water: 1,540 sq km
Population3,000,756 (2022 est.)
Official LanguageArmenian
BordersAzerbaijan 996 km, Georgia 219 km, Iran 44 km, Turkey 311 km
CurrencyDram (AMD)
Suffrage18 years of age; universal
ReligionArmenian Apostolic Church
Life expectancy76.13 (2022 est.) years
Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
Climatehighland continental, hot summers, cold winters
Terrain Armenian Highland with mountains; little forest land; fast flowing rivers; good soil in Aras River valley
Mean elevation1,792 m
Highest pointAragats Lerrnagagat' 4,090 m
Lowest pointDebed River 400 m
National holidayIndependence Day, 21 September (1991)

National anthem"Mer Hayrenik" (Our Fatherland)
Government typeUnitary parliamentary republic
PresidentVahagn Khachaturyan
Prime MinisterNikol Pashinyan
National colorsred, blue, orange
National symbolsMount Ararat, eagle, lion
Natural resourcessmall deposits of gold, copper, molybdenum, zinc, bauxite
Agricultural land59.7%
Birth rate11.1 births/1,000 population (2022 est.)
Death rate9.51 deaths/1,000 population (2022 est.)
Sex ratio0.95 male(s)/female (2022 est.)
Industriesbrandy, mining, diamond processing, metal-cutting machine tools, forging and pressing machines, electric motors, knitted wear, hosiery, shoes, silk fabric, chemicals, trucks, instruments, microelectronics, jewelry, software, food processing.
Exports$3.82 billion (2020 est.)
copper ore, gold, tobacco, liquors, iron alloys (2019)
Imports$5 billion (2020 est.)
natural gas, cars, refined petroleum, broadcasting equipment, diamonds (2019)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$12,600 (2020 est.)
Time ZoneAMT (UTC+4)
Internet country code.am
Drives on theRight
Calling Code+374
Table last updatedJuly 26, 2022