20 facts about Armenia that you need to know

In the southern part of the Caucasus, among the most beautiful mountains and plains, nestled amazing and wonderful country - Armenia. A trip to this country will remember most pleasant experiences and will be filled with bright emotions from acquaintance with nature, traditions and culture of the local population, and the hospitality of the Armenian people finally conquer your heart.

1. Armenia - a small country in the Caucasus.

It shares borders with Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

20 facts about Armenia that you need to know

2. In September 1991, Armenia withdrew from the Soviet Union and became an independent state

Monument Mother Armenia was established in Yerevan in honor of the Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War.

20 facts about Armenia that you need to know

Armenian Genocide in 1915

The Armenian nation is preparing for the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 in Ottoman Empire as a result of pogroms and expulsion were killed about 1, 5 mln. People.

20 facts about Armenia that you need to know

4. International celebrities of Armenian origin.

Not only the famous Kardashian family has Armenian roots. The father of singer Cher - a native of Armenia.

20 facts about Armenia that you need to know

5. The country has strained relations with some neighbors

Relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Turkish Republic are complicated by the issue of recognition of the Armenian Genocide. After the collapse of the Soviet Union began the Karabakh war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh

20 facts about Armenia that you need to know

6. Armenia has indeed become the first Christian state in the world

In 301 Armenia adopted Christianity as the state religion.

20 facts about Armenia that you need to know

7. The centuries-old church preserved in Armenia

20 facts about Armenia that you need to know

8. For example, this monastery Gegard

20 facts about Armenia that you need to know

9. Sevan Monastery

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10. The monastery was founded in 874

It is perfectly preserved to this day

20 facts about Armenia that you need to know

11. But there is a place and present

Singing fountains in Yerevan

20 facts about Armenia that you need to know

12. The Armenians like to play chess

And they really play well. Moreover, schools have compulsory chess lessons. Armenia is also among the world leaders in the number of grandmasters per capita.

20 facts about Armenia that you need to know

13. Mount Ararat

Mount Ararat, the symbol of Armenia and is depicted on the emblem of the country, is not located in Armenia. mountain territory was ceded to Turkey in 1921.

20 facts about Armenia that you need to know

14. The Armenian alphabet is one of the three most advanced in the world (along with Georgian and Korean).

20 facts about Armenia that you need to know

15. Amazing monuments of Armenian alphabet set

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16. Baking decorated letters

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17. Armenia is famous for its famous brandy ...

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18. ... fruits ...

20 facts about Armenia that you need to know

19 and, of course, lavash

20 facts about Armenia that you need to know

20. The Armenian diaspora scattered around the world

Lebanese Armenians. There are estimates that in Lebanon there are between 140 to more than 165 thousand Armenians.

20 facts about Armenia that you need to know