General Information

General Information

Republic of Armenia

Capital - Yerevan

Time zone - GMT: UTC +4

Neighboring countries - Georgia, Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan

Geographical position - Landlocked 

Region - Eastern Europe and CIS

Area - 29,743 km2

Average Altitude: 76.5% of the territory is on the height of 1000-2500 m above sea level

Weather - The average temperature in summer fluctuates between +22օ C - +36օ C, and in winter - -15C - -1o C

Population - 2.97 million (Armenia is a mono-ethnic country: 98 % are Armenians)

Official language - Armenian (English and Russian are also common)

Religion - Armenian Apostolic Church

National currency – Dram (AMD) represented by 12 values: paper bills are issued in denominations of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000 drams. Coins replace all banknotes less than 1,000 drams (10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 drams)

Exchange Points - There are currency exchange points at the airport, as well as at the malls and most major grocery stores and markets. it’s also easy to pay using your credit card in major shops and malls

Airports: Yerevan Zvartnots International Airport (Code -EVN), Gyumri Shirak International Airport (Code - LWN)