Armenia

Armenia

  • Located Northeast of the Armenian Highlands, The Republic of Armenia lies between 38 degrees and 42 degrees North of the equator. Known for the highest mountain in the region, Mt. Ararat, as well as its long winters, Armenia also boasts the second largest lake in the world, Lake Sevan in the Armenian Highlands.
  • Regarding their society, about 95% of Armenian's population is Christian and it was one of the first nations to convert to Christianity in the middle east. The economy in Armenia has been greatly hurt by the conflict with Azerbaijan, a war that has raged on for several years. Neighboring Turkey has also imposed an economic blockade of Armenia due to their control of Nagorno Karabakh, a nearby territory to Turkey and Armenia.
  • There is mandatory health insurance imposed on the Armenian people due to the current economic state of affairs and the high cost of medical treatment and limited availability. The cost of living in Armenia is relatively low when compared to other places and communications costs are among the lowest in the world.
  • The capital of Armenia is Yerevan and that is where most of the universities of higher learning and secondary education are located.