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About Armenia

Location

Armenia is located in southwestern Asia. It is boarded by Azerbaijan to the east, Iran to the south, Turkey on the west, and Georgia on the north. 

TimeZone

Armenia Time (AMT) is the timezone used in Armenia, it is four hours ahead of UTC at UTC +04:00. They do not utilize Daylight saving time.
The Gov’t issued a decree that canceled the observance of the Daylight saving time or known as Armenia Summer Time.

Religion

Armenia has a strong cultural connection with the Armenian Apostolic Church. They were the first country in the world to adopt Christianity.

Language

  • Armenian Language
      • It is the first language in Armenia. It belongs to an independent branch of the Indo-European language family and uses a unique 36-letter alphabet but in the 20th century, it contains 39 letters.
  • Common Foreign Language that Armenians speak
    • Russian – is the most common language in Armenia. 
    • English – many Armenian studies English after the independence in 1991 and still growing year after year. But English is still far behind Russian in terms of knowledge among Armenians.
  • Other Languages (According to the Armenian Census in 2011).
    • French
      • 10,106 people who speak French as a second language.
      • 10,056 of the speakers are ethnic Armenians
    • German
      • 6,342 people who speak German as a second language 
      • 6,210 of the speakers are ethnic Armenians
    • Italian
      • 4,396 speakers of Persian 
      • 4,352 of the speakers are ethnic Armenians
    • Spanish 
      • 29,430 people speak other languages as a second language 
      • 25,899 of the speakers are ethnic Armenians
    •  Azerbaijani
      • Many Armenian speak Azerbaijani as their second language, it started when the country welcomed the 370,000 Armenian Refugees from Azerbaijan, including the former Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Oblast during the Nagorno Karabakh War, which lasted from 1988–1994.
    • The other minority languages are Kurdish, Russian, Assyrian, Ukrainian, and Greek.

 

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