armenia

     

Armenia (Armenian: Հայաստան Hayastan), officially in English the Republic of Armenia, is a lanlocked mountainous country in Eurasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the Southern Caucasus. It borders Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and the Nakhchivan exclave of Azerbaijan to the south. A transcontinental country at the juncture of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, Armenia has had and continues to have extensive socio-political and cultural connections with Europe.

Trivia about armenia

  • In 1998 Robert Kocharian became president of this country, the smallest of the former Soviet republics
  • Gorbachev cut short his trip to NYC in 1988 to visit this republic devastated by a 6.9 earthquake
  • President Robert Kocharian is its head of state, Primer Minister Andranik Markarian its head of government
  • Argentina,Armenia,Angola
  • A former Soviet republic: Yerevan
  • Mount Ararat is Turkey's highest peak; the similar sounding mount Aragats is the highest pt. in this eastern neighbor
  • Yerevan, the capital of this republic, lies about 35 miles from Mount Ararat
  • Serzh Sargsian is its president, Tigran Sargsian is its prime minister
  • On October 27, 1999 gunmen stormed this country's parliament, killing prime minister Vazgen Sarkisyan
  • Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian has provided $100 million for an airlift to this country