Situated in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia segment at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, the Republic of Armenia is a beautiful mountainous country surrounded by the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan to the east, Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north and Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran on the south. Rich in ancient history and lapped up by beautiful touristic cities and villages, this ex-Soviet state smells of a quintessential old school charm.
For centuries, Armenia has been invaded and conquered by Romans, Greeks, Byzantines, Persians, Mongols, Ottoman Turks and Arabs, and from the 16th century AD right through the WWI, Armenia was brutally controlled by the notorious Ottoman Turks. Armenia aimed to build a Western modeled parliamentary democracy that functions in a presidential representative democratic republic framework.
Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity right in the 4th century when Christianity was made the state’s religion in 301 AD. Armenia also had several Zoroastrian influences thanks to the Persian invasion. Armenian is the official language of Armenia. With its highland continental climate, Armenia has cold winters and hot summers.
A tourist’s paradise in its truest sense, Armenia offers a range of ancient historic monuments, villages and other attractions, all richly soaked in ancient architecture and traditions. Witness the beautiful sights of the mountain ranges and extinct volcanoes and experience the generous warmth of the natives. Some of the popular cities like Yerevan, Dilijan and Gyumri enthrall travelers with a myriad of cultural and ancient historic significance, art and cultural festivals, limitless monasteries, beautiful mountain ranges, pleasant climate and its village-like atmosphere. A local saying goes that if you land up in Armenia even without a penny in your pocket, you may still find a shelter, few drinks and bread.
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