Geography

Geography

Geographic Coordinates

in the South: 38o 50' Northern Latitude;
in the North: 41o 20' Northern Latitude:
in the West: 43o 30' Eastern Longitude;
in the East: 46o 00' Eastern Longitude

 

Neighboring Countries

in the North: Georgia; in the East: Azerbaijan; in the South: Iran; in the South-West: Nakhijevan (Azerbaijan); in the West: Turkey.

 

Territory

29.74 thousand square kilometers

 

Average Altitude Above Sea Level

1,800 meters

 

Highest Mountain Peak

Aragats (4,090 meters)

 

Natural Resources

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

Armenian National Atlas - Volume A (http://www.cadastre.am/atlasA)

Armenian National Atlas - Volume B (http://www.cadastre.am/atlasB)

 

 

Demographics

Population

3277.0 thousand (as of July 1, 2012)

 

Ethnic Breakdown

Armenians - 96%
Minorities: Russians, Yezidis, Kurds, Assyrians, Greeks, Ukrainians, Jews and others

 

Official Language:

Armenian

 

Religion

Christian

 

Church

Armenian Apostolic

 

Religious Center

St. Etchmiadzin, the Cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Residence of the Catholicos (Patriarch) of all Armenians