Armenia is an often-forgotten, ancient and mystique country tucked away behind its more popular neighbors: Turkey and Georgia. But did you know that it has one of the oldest capitals in the world? And that it has a dark history you probably weren’t aware of? You surely weren’t aware of the divine landscapes and the amazing people. Check out some of our best Armenia travel hacks for some information before visiting this amazing country!
Basic Information About Armenia
Armenia is home to 2.9 million people. 98% of the total population consists of ethnic Armenians. The main minority ethnic groups are Russian, Yazidis and others.
The official language is Armenian.
Armenia’s official currency is the Armenia Dram (currency code AMD). One Euro/USD is equal to roughly 490-530 AMD.
With a territory of 29,743 square kilometers, Armenia is the 142nd largest country in the world. Armenia is a landlocked country in the South Caucasus region, that is located in the Southern Caucasus Mountains and their lowlands between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea, and northeast of the Armenian Highlands. Armenia also borders Georgia on the north, Azerbaijan on the east, Nagorno-Karabagh on the southwest, Iran on the south and Turkey on the west.
Armenia climate is highly continental with four different seasons. The winters quite cold with plenty of snow with temperatures between −10 and −5 °C while the Summers are hot, dry and sunny, lasting from June to mid-September with the average temperature ranging between 22 and 36 °C.
Economy & Budget
Armenia is an upper-middle income country with a mixed economy. Backpackers can survive with around $40 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $70 and $90 per day on average.
Yerevan is the capital city of Armenia with total population of 1 million.