• Officially: The Republic of Armenia
  • Capital: Yerevan

Facts

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

Geography

  • Located in Eastern Europe.
    • Many consider Armenia to be part of Asia.
  • Area: 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.

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

Tourism

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

Overlanding

  • 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.

Safety and Security

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

This page was last updated on 2021.03.18 by Robert Vinet