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Armenia Info

Armenia Info

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yerevan-smallArmenia is located in the south of Transcaucasia, on the cultural, historical and religious knots between Europe and Asia. The country covers a territory of 29743 sq. km.

Armenian highland is often called as “An island of mountains”. The average altitude of the country is about 1800 m. above sea level. The Republic of Armenia has borders with Georgia in the north, Turkey in the west and south, Azerbaijan in the east and south-west and Iran in the south.

The capital city of the republic is Yerevan.

The climate here is dry continental and sub-continental with hot summers (from +25C to +36C) and short but cold winters (from-15C to -1C).

The population is about 3 million, 95 % out of which are ethnic Armenians. Armenian is a separate branch of Indo-European language family. The alphabet was created in 405-406 A.D. by Mesrop Mashtots. There are 39 letters and the form of the letters doesn’t have similarities with any other characters.

The national and religious holidays are accompanied with festivities and are celebrated both in public and at home with families. All the shops are mainly open at holidays, too. Religion

The country code is 374, Yerevan city code is 10.
Outgoing international calls can be made by dialing:
- 00 followed by the country, city code and the number
As for the cell phones, there are three operators in Armenia, each of them offering their codes. So find out before calling.

The post office works every day, except for Sunday from 9:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Armenia Time Standard Time is 4 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+4) and 3 hours of European Time. With the eastern coast of America is +9 hours and +12 hours with the western. Armenia follows the day saving time regime and is 1 hour ahead of Moscow.  

Public Transportation: The net of the public transportation is formed by buses, minibuses, taxis and metro.

Metro: The metro line has a single stretch with 11 stations. The fare is 100 AMD.

Buses, Minibuses run in different destinations in Yerevan with a fare of 100 AMD.

Taxi Services: Taxis can be called on phone from local taxi services, which offer a fee of about 100 AMD per km, while the ones caught in the street are not working on a fixed rate and negotiate the price.

The restaurants in Yerevan offer both national and foreign cusine.   Customs and Citizens of foreign countries are allowed to carry the following items into or out of RA territory free of customs duties:

1. Goods accompanying personal luggage, the customs duty tariff for import of which is 0%, the total weight of which does not exceed 50 kg., and the total customs value is not more than 500 US dollars.

2. Goods conveyed through international transfers (parcels) the total weight of which does not exceed 20 kg, and the total customs value of which is not more than 100 US dollars.

Visa can be obtained at Zvartnots airport upon arrival. It’s given for 21 days and costs about 30 USD. In case of necessity the visa can be prolonged at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Armenia.

Zvartnots is the main airport of Armenia and is located in Yerevan. There is also another airport in Gyumri.

 
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