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Armenia Flag The Republic of Armenia is a landlocked country in the Caucasus region, on the boundary between eastern Europe and western Asia. It shares land borders with Azerbaijan, Georgia, Georgia, Russia, and Turkey.

As of 2008, the population of Armenia was estimated as being 3,249,500. The country's capital and largest city is Yerevan, which, as of 2009, had an estimated population of 1,111,300, with a total of 1,245,700 people living in the combined city and surrounding metropolitan area.

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Armenia Country Details


Country Name Armenia
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Eastern Europe
Flag Armenia Flag
Principal Language Armenian
Capital Yerevan
Major Towns/Cities
  • Gyumri
  • Hrazdan
  • Vagharshapat
  • Vanadzor
  • Yerevan (Capital)


  • Web Sites about Armenia


    Yerevan Opera House, Yerevan, Armenia
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    Ruins of Erebuni fortress, Yerevan, Armenia

    Books about Armenia


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    Armenia: with Nagorno Karabagh (Bradt Travel Guide)
    By Deirdre Holding

    Bradt Travel Guides
    Released: 2018-12-05
    Paperback (432 pages)

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    This new, thoroughly updated 5th edition of Bradt's Armenia remains the only standalone guide available to this mountainous post-Soviet republic at the crossroads of Europe. Packed with detailed background information and invaluable practical advice, Bradt's Armenia remains the essential choice for anyone travelling to this beautiful country. New for this edition is coverage of the gastronomic revival in Yerevan, increased coverage of local music and nightlife, and expanded sections on protected areas, particularly the National Parks. Also new is information on the Transcaucasian Trail, hitch-hiking as a mode of transport, volunteering opportunities for longer-term travellers, and Yerevan as a popular base for ‘digital nomads' and young diaspora Armenians. In addition, there is a wealth of new details for adventure travellers, including guidance on hiking and trekking, camping, mountain biking, cycle touring, rock climbing, off-road driving, and winter sports including ski touring. New long-distance trails are covered, too.
    Bradt's Armenia provides all of the information needed for a successful trip and covers all the most popular sights as well as those off-the-beaten track, including Dilijan National Park and the stunning forested mountains of Tavush, a region which is undergoing a renaissance as a place to explore and reconnect with nature; Areni village, one of the birthplaces of wine 6,000 years ago; and Vayots Dzor, the ‘valley of woes', whose side valleys are abundant with wildlife-spotting opportunities. Tatev village and proposed National Park are included, as are the Orbelian caravanserai and other remnants of the ancient Silk Road trading route network that once criss-crossed the Caucasus region
    Rich in both history and spectacular scenery, Armenia is a truly captivating country. Whether seeking out ancient monasteries dotted within dramatic landscapes, wandering through one of Yerevan's impressive museums or admiring the intricate stone carvings at Noratus, you'll find opportunities to delve into this nation's past at every turn. Add to this the welcoming locals, superb hiking possibilities and abundant bird life, and you'll soon discover why Armenia is worth more than just a fleeting visit.


    Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Tom Masters & John Noble

    LONELY PLANET PUBLICATIONS
    Paperback (320 pages)

    Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander the historic winding lanes of Old Town, Georgia, slow down in Azerbaijan at an outdoor cafe, and take in the views at Armenia's mountaintop monasteries; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan and begin your journey now!

    Inside the Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan Travel Guide:

    Colour maps and images throughout

    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, landscape, architecture, greetings, etiquette
    • Over 52 colour maps
    • Covers Georgia, Tbilisi, Abkhazia, Adjara, Great Cauasus, Kakheti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Armenia, Terevan, Azerbaijan, Baku, Naxcivan, Nagorno-Karabakh and more.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

    City Guide to Yerevan, Armenia
    By Stephen Stocks

    Independently published
    Paperback (94 pages)

    City Guide to Yerevan, Armenia
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    This easy-to-use city guide helps you to unearth Yerevan's treasures. Organised around a series of leisurely walking tours and some further afield excursions, you will get in-depth information on all buildings, statues, parks, markets, places of worship and any other point of interest, researched through personal visits and by drawing on the expertise of locals. Every step of the way, uncluttered easy-to-follow maps guide you around the city.

    This book will be your companion as you explore the city, and is organised in readily digestible chunks:

    • Getting to know Yerevan gives a brief history of the city and examines its history, geography and demographics.
    • Part 1 navigates north from Republic Square and takes in major sights such as the Opera Theatre, Yerevan Cascade and the unmissable Matenadaran. 
    • Part 2 steps south of Republic Square, wandering through leafy city parks, shopping in the Vernissage and tasting some of Yerevan’s best brandy.
    • Part 3 wanders west of the city centre to visit the moving Armenian Genocide Museum and Tsiternakaberd, before venturing out to see the splendours of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed cathedral and churches of Etchmiadzin.
    • Part 4 goes further afield on a day trip from Yerevan, to see majestic Roman ruins, ancient monasteries and the natural beauty of Lake Sevan.
    • Preparing for your visit gives you all the essential practical information needed to make your trip plain sailing.
    Georgia (Bradt Travel Guide)
    By Tim Burford

    Bradt Travel Guides
    Released: 2018-08-07
    Paperback (368 pages)

    Georgia (Bradt Travel Guide)
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    This new sixth edition of Bradt's Georgia, the only dedicated guide to the country, has been thoroughly updated throughout to include all the most recent developments, ranging from greatly expanded coverage of Batumi, Adjara and Svaneti to the addition of new maps for Tbilisi, Mestia and Telavi. Tourism is booming in Georgia: the number of guesthouses has mushroomed, Tbilisi airport has just opened a second terminal and a new terminal and rail link are under construction at Kutaisi airport. New low-cost flights are now available and visa-free travel is the norm for most.
    With Bradt's Georgia discover both the old and the new. The capital, Tbilisi, has seen huge changes in the past decade with some conspicuous new projects such as the Peace Bridge, the Opera House and the Presidential Palace, as well as excellent new restaurants and bars. Much of the country can be reached in day-trips from the luxury hotels of Tbilisi and Batumi, and the remotest areas such as Svaneti and the Pankisi Valley can also now be visited. In addition, Mestia, the capital of Svaneti, now has an airport and two ski resorts.
    Also new for this edition is expanded information on Tusheti and the Trans Caucasian Trail, a volunteer-led project to create two long-distance hiking routes, east–west and north–south, linking the Black Sea with the Caspian, the Greater Caucasus with the Lower Caucasus and Georgia with Armenia and Azerbaijan.
    The Georgian wine industry is covered, with particular emphasis on natural qvevri wines, and so too are skiing, rugby, the World Heritage sites of Mtskheta and Gelati, Georgian food, 5th-century churches, cave cities, and Georgian polyphonic singing.
    Bradt's unique guide to Georgia is the ideal companion for all travellers, from serious hikers to wine buffs, high-end culture lovers to backpackers of all ages.


    Armenia and Karabakh: The Stone Garden Travel Guide
    By Matthew Karanian (Author-Photographer)

    Stone Garden Productions
    Perfect Paperback (320 pages)

    Armenia and Karabakh: The Stone Garden Travel Guide
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    Armenia has a rich culture and a history that transcends its current borders and dates back 3,000 years. The essence and spirit of this ancient nation is magnificently captured in words and photos in "Armenia and Karabakh: The Stone Garden Travel Guide."

    "Armenia and Karabakh" is unique as the largest and most colorful guidebook available for these countries. This is also the ONLY travel guide that specializes ONLY in Armenia and Karabakh. Its 320 pages are filled with more than 140 vibrant color images, and 27 detailed color maps. The text -- which is written in a conversational tone that's easy to read-- is comprehensive and filled with the wisdom of authors who are as comfortable in Armenia as they are when they are traveling back home in the US.

    This is the only travel book on Armenia that is truly an "insider's guide." This is because its author Matthew Karanian, and its photographer Robert Kurkjian, have each lived, worked, and traveled throughout the region for nearly two decades. They spent year after year researching and updating this edition. As a result of their time spent, all of the travel research in this book is original, and when the book recommends a site, or suggests a travel route, it's because the authors have actually been there and know what's worth seeing and what's worth avoiding.

    Visitors will find that this book is essential gear when traveling throughout Armenia and Karabakh, in the villages, as well as in the cities. This guide is indispensable in helping travelers make the best choices when deciding where to go, what to see, and where to eat and sleep.

    Short term visitors who don't speak Armenian will be able to communicate with the assistance of the glossary of phrases. Travelers who have never been to Armenia, and also those who have made a dozen trips, will find the information about the country's historic sites to be equally fascinating and readable. Nature and conservation are also featured prominently. "Armenia and Karabakh" is still the only guide to the region that emphasizes environmental awareness and conservation as a primary focus for visitors.

    The book's beautiful photography and intriguing background information makes this a book for armchair travelers, too. The photographs were all created during the research for the book, and they will help the traveler determine where to visit. In addition to being a valuable field guide for seasoned travelers this book is also an ideal introduction to the region with lots of intriguing facts and interesting anecdotes about the land and people.

    This quality paperback has a durable binding and is a standard 5.375 x 8.375 inches to easily fit into your backpack while you are traveling. Detailed and full color maps, prepared by the American University of Armenia, cover every region of Armenia. Accurate street maps are included for every major city and town. Color tabs make it easy to locate information in any of the book's nine chapters.

    Armenia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
    By Susan Solomon

    Brand: Kuperard
    Released: 2009-11-17
    Paperback (168 pages)

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    Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include: * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken
    Armenia, 4th: with Nagorno Karabagh (Bradt Travel Guides)
    By Deirdre Holding

    Globe Pequot Press
    Paperback (320 pages)

    Armenia, 4th: with Nagorno Karabagh (Bradt Travel Guides)
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    Armenia has a fascinating history, a vibrant culture and magnificent landscapes - a land strewn with prehistoric sites, medieval monasteries and intricately carved cross-stones, and the most luscious apricots in the world. This completely updated edition of Armenia with Nagorno Karabagh provides the entire practical and background information needed to explore not only the best-known sites but also off the beaten track Armenia.

    Armenia Travel Journal: Blank lined diary
    By Wanderlust writer

    Independently published
    Paperback (120 pages)

    Armenia Travel Journal: Blank lined diary
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    Great Armenia traveling gift and journaling idea for your Armenian Adventure. Perfect for anyone from Armenia or Armenian-American celebrating your Armenia ancestry with this Armenia notebook. Take notes of places to eat, places to go, people you meet.. Remember your Armenia holiday with this classic travel journal. great for kids who travel, families, and solo backpackers traveling the world.
    Learn to Read Armenian in 5 Days
    By Alex Hakobyan

    Wolfedale Press
    Paperback (58 pages)

    Learn to Read Armenian in 5 Days
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    Learning to read a language with a foreign alphabet can be an intimidating challenge. Even before you can start to study the vocabulary and grammar, you must first decipher this strange new script.

    But learning a new alphabet does not have to be so difficult.

    Other language courses start by showing a table of the alphabet and then immediately proceed to dialogues and grammatical descriptions. This is not the ideal way to teach a foreign alphabet, and this approach causes many students to get frustrated and give up before they start.

    Instead of that approach, Learn to Read Armenian in 5 Days teaches each letter of the Armenian alphabet in a systematic way while providing enough practice along the way to ensure the student learns the entire alphabet.

    With this system you will be able to read the Armenian alphabet in only 5 days or less!

    In addition to the alphabet, this course teaches more than 150 real Armenian words that were carefully selected to be of maximum benefit to beginning language students. These are the words that you need right away.

    Order a copy of Learn to Read Armenian in 5 Days today and start to enjoy the language and culture of Armenia in a way that only reading the language makes possible.


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