Flag of Armenia

Flag of Armenia

  • Officially » Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն 
    • 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%
  • Languages » Armenian, Russian
  • Religion » Christianity
  • Life expectancy » 71 years (men), 78 years (women)
  • Main exports » Diamonds, machinery, foodstuffs

Geography

  • 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.

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

  • 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 »
    • 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  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.

This page was last updated on 2021.06.10 by Robert Vinet