Flag of Armenia

Flag of Armenia

  • Officially ยปย ี€ีกีตีกีฝีฟีกีถีซ ี€ีกีถึ€ีกีบีฅีฟีธึ‚ีฉีตีธึ‚ีถย 
    • The Republic of Armenia
  • Capital ยป Yerevan

Facts

  • Population ยป 3.0 million (2018)
    • Less than 15 years old: 20.0%
    • More than 65 years old: 11.2%
  • Languages ยป Armenian, Russian
  • Religion ยป Christianity
  • Life expectancy ยป 71 years (men), 78 years (women)
  • Main exports ยป Diamonds, machinery, foodstuffs

Geography

  • Area ยป 29,743 sq km (11,484 sq miles)
  • A landlocked country with Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, and Azerbaijan to the east.

Tourism

  • Canadians require a visa to visit Armenia (2019)
    • Citizens from many other countries do not require a visa.
    • E-visa from Armeniaโ€™s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Yerevan โ€“ Armenia’s capital
    • Caucasus region’s most laid-back city
    • Great places to eat
    • The country’s principal attractions
  • Khor Virap โ€“ The most photographed place in Armenia
  • Lake Sevan โ€“ A beautiful mountain lake

Overlanding

  • You are required to carry a warning triangle, first aid kit and fire extinguisher with you in your vehicle.
  • Check the status of the border crossings ยป
    • The land border between Georgia and Armenia is open. (2019)
    • The land border between Azerbaijan and Armenia is closed. (2019)
    • The land border between Turkey and Armenia is closed. (2019)
  • Must purchase vehicle insurance for Armenia.
  • Insurance is mandatory for Armenia, with a ย minimum insurance period is 10 days
    • It can be purchased at the border (tends to be unnecessarily expensive for foreigners), or online via ASWA, which aggregates all the Armenian insurance companies.

Notes

  • An ancient, millennia-old civilization amidst stark mountain landscapes and remote canyons
  • Home to amazing world heritage sites and monasteries
  • A wonderfully laid back and friendly culture

Government Travel Advice

Note: Canada maintains consular offices in Yerevan, serviced from Moscow. Some other countries do not have an embassy or consular staff in Armenia.