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Armenia


Official name: Republic of Armenia



Political system: Republic



The head of the state: President



Legislature: One-chamber parliament -National Assembly



Geographical location: in the South-Eastern Asia, in the Southern Transcaucasia



Capital: Yerevan - 1,121 million people (2011)



Major cities: Gyumri, Vanadzor



Official language: Armenian



Religions: primarily Christians (Armenian Apostle Church)



Climate: continental, dry



Average temperature: -11,6°C in January; +17,6°C in July



Monetary unit: dram (AMD)



Telephone country code: 374



Telephone country code: ARM



Internet domain: .am



National holidays: September, 21st - the Independence Day (1991); May, 28st - the Republic Day (1990)



Major tourist sights: Sevan mountain lake; Arzni, Tsakhkadzor, Dzhermuk resorts; natural preserves: Khosrovsky, Dilizhansky; Pagan Temple of the Sun - Garni (I century), Echmiadzin Cathedral (IV century), Zvartnots Palace ruins (VII century), Gegard Mountain Monastery (IV-XIII centuries); Tatev (IX century), Noravank (XII-XIII centuries), Sanain and Akhpat (X-XIII centuries) Monasteries, Metsamor Archeology Museum (bronze era); in Yerevan: the world largest Matenadaran Ancient Manuscripts Museum, Erebuni Museum-Fortress of Urartu period (VIII century BC), Paradzhanov's House-Museum