Everything about Armenia Geography
Located in the South Caucasus region with the Southern Caucasus Mountains, Armenia has a territorial state of 29,743 square kilometers and is neighbored on the north by Georgia, east by Azerbaijan, south by Iran and the southwest and west by Turkey. With largely highland, the country also has many fast-flowing rivers and woodlands…
Cities Apart from the capital city of Yerevan, there are a few more cities that have an urban population. Vanadzor and Gyumri are two other prominent cities in Armenia. Whereas, Dilijan is renowned for its woodland resort also identified as the ‘Little Switzerland of Armenia’. In Jermuk, high-temperature mineral water is used for spa and alternative medical treatments. If you are a snow lover and thought about doing ski, Tsaghkadzor is your destination.
Climate Armenia experiences a continental climate with summers last from June to mid-September and is dry and sunny. The temperature ranges between 22°C to 36 °C. Evening breezes are humid free and deliver the cooling effect. Springs are short and autumns are long, which are known for their vibrant and colorful vegetation.
Armenian history goes on for over 3,000 years. The Armenian kingdoms and empires have risen and declined throughout history in various parts. The domination by some of the great powers of the region throughout Armenia’s history can be seen in the infrastructure. Byzantine or Ottoman Turkish dominated the western parts of Armenia, while the Persian or Russian ruled the eastern parts. Since Armenia is the first nation to embrace Christianity as a state religion, Armenians are very proud of their history.
Armenians speak Indo-European language and belong to a Caucasian race. The people here can impress you with their friendliness and curiosity when seeing an immigrant. Alike India, the entire country is known for its generosity and hospitality. The majority of Armenians have dark brown or black hair with hazel brown or green eyes, but you will also come across Armenian people who have blonde, light brown, or red hair, and green or blue eyes.
Russian was the most commonly spoken language in Armenia as Armenia was formerly a part of Russia; Armenian is the official language of the country. English also has to clench around the country.
Armenian Dram is the currency of Armenian having the three letter currency system as AMD. the Dram is accepted everywhere and the only legal currency for commerce. Money exchangers do not charge any commission and spread around the cities to provide currency exchange to immigrants. ATMs are broadly available in bigger cities and credit card acceptance is only at limited places and shops.
Armenian bread has a large variety and is renowned for its taste., milk products are conventional, delectable and refreshing. Matsun, a traditional Armenian yogurt has centuries of history. It’s refreshing during hot summers. Armenia is also renowned for its coffee and people-watch are sidewalk cafes for a cup of coffee. Vegetable and non-vegetable are available everywhere in Armenia and are inexpensive compared to India. Armenian fruits and vegetables are different from what we get in India. They are far tastier than what we eat here.
The Soviet Union is majorly important for a very powerful and well funded cultural infrastructure in Armenia. Many renowned artists and performers from Armenia tour the world and are recognized for their artistry and expertise. Being the first state to officially accept Christianity as its state religion, Armenians proud their 1700 years of cultural history. The ancient Armenian culture is rich in its music and art. Armenians are strongly family-oriented people. They show a lot of pride in their generous hospitality all across the land.
The Government of the Republic of Armenia or the executive wing of the Armenian government is an executive council of government ministers in Armenia. It is one of the three main governmental branches of Armenia and is headed by the Prime Minister of Armenia.
For the average Indian, the prices in Armenia alone make it a suitable study overseas destination. Both study and living costs in Armenia are affordable than most of the European countries and India. The cost of food, transport, amusements, and services is almost negligible.
Most of the MCI-approved universities in the country give hostel facilities to foreign students. All hostels in the country are equipped with maximum modern conveniences, including central heating, Wi-Fi, food arrangements, etc. Indian students can experience Indian cuisines in Armenian hostel messes.
Public transport is extremely accessible and economical in Armenia, except if you don’t travel to some remote sites outside of populated cities. Each Armenia city is providing local transportation to its surrounding suburbs and links to the capital. A taxi is an excellent choice for long trips if you don’t enjoy waiting for a minibus. Taxis are cheaper than in India. You can also ride a bicycle from your accommodation to college, which saves a lot of money and offers a healthy mode of transportation.