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  ARMENIA - Republic of Armenia                                                                                                   Home

Capital: Yerevan
Other Large Cities: Kirovakan, Kumairi
Languages: Armenian
Religion: Christianity
Currency: The dram



A former Soviet republic, Armenia is bounded by Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran. Became independent in Dec.,1991.

History: Armenia has sought reunification with the Nagorna Karabakh autonomous region of neighbouring Azerbaijan. Soviet troops were sent to quell the ethnic civil war with Azerbaijan in Jan.,1990. Fighting between mostly Christian Armenia and Muslim Azerbaijan escalated in '92 and continued in '93 and '94. A ceasefire was announced in May,'94. An earthquake in Dec.,1998 killed 55,000 and left 500,000 homeless. Russia's staunch ally, Armenia signed a treaty in apr.'97 allowing Russia to operate military bases in Armenia for 25 years.

Important crops: Grains, potatoes, olive, almonds, grapes, cotton, dairy products. It is a mountainous country with very fertile soil and extensive irrigation.
Natural resources:> Natural resources: Copper, zinc, aluminium, molybdenum, marble, granite, cement.
Industry: Chemical, cement, textile, food industries, carpet-weaving.

Mission in India:
Embassy of the Republic of Armenia
E-1/20, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi - 110057.
Tel: 011 - 26147328, 26153031 Fax: 011 - 26147329.
E-mail: armemb@vsnl.com

Indian Mission in Armenia:
Embassy of India
50/2, Poinerakan Street, Yerevan - 375019
Tel: 00-374-1-539173, 538288
Fax: 00-374-1-533984.
E-mail: inemyr@arminco.com



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Useful Links with tourism flavour

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* Armenia Information - Tourism Directory of Armenia

* Armenia Foreign Ministry - Armenia Foreign Ministry Details

* Hotels in Armenia - Armenia Hotels Directory

* Armenia - Know About Armenia

* Armenia Diaspora - Armenia Diaspora Details

* Tourism Armenia - Includes information on tours, accommodation, festivals and entertainment, history and culture.

* TravelGIS.com for Armenia - A travel guide that offers country information.

* Tour Armenia Central - Includes travel guide, the complete Echmiadzin guide, Erebuni guide, postcards and also some notes about the country.

* Armenian Tour Info - Weekly publication offers information on travel, culture, and events, with tourist-related links.

* Travel Notes - Travel and tourism information for visitors.

* Your Travel Guide to Armenia - Includes information about arrivals and departures, customs, visas, transportation as well as country data.



* Avarayr Adventure Company - Tour operators in Armenia. Can interpret in many languages and provide varied itineraries.

* Aerostar L.L.C. - A company with branches in several cities. Provides air tickets for traveling inside the republic as well as for trips abroad. Features the branch addresses, rates, a list of services and partners.

* Armenian Youth Tourism - Includes a selection of hotels, information on entertainment and tours.

* ORIENTem, Ltd. - Organizing tours, events and conferences as well as offering translation services. Includes a list of the services provided, and country information.

* MainTour Armenia Vacation - Includes services, lodging guide, sports guide and outdoor recreation guide.

* Center of Regional Initiatives - Includes photographs, and information about eco-tourism in the country.