A change of scenery to discover the wonders of Armenia. Explore Armenia's UNESCO World Heritage Sites on your trip to this remarkable country.
Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, is characterised by its imposing Soviet-era architecture. Nicknamed the 'Pink City' for the volcanic rock used in its construction, it is a capital on a human scale with some lovely surprises.
The Matenadaran Library, which houses thousands of ancient Greek and Armenian manuscripts, dominates the main avenue. The heart of the city is Republic Square, with its musical fountains and colonnaded government buildings.
Highland continental, hot summers, cold winters
Armenian 98.1%, Yezidi (Kurd) 1.2%, other 0.7% (2011 est.)
When using public transportation, arrive early because buses fill up quickly and leave before their departure time.
Harees — a dish of boiled, cracked, or coarsely-ground wheat, mixed with meat and seasoned
EEU-and CIS-member state but seeking more EU and US trade; business-friendly growth environments; stable monetary regime but vulnerable demand economy; key copper and gold exporter; persistent unemployment; large diaspora and remittances