"LEFT MY HEART BACK IN ARMENIA!!!" Top 5 Page for this destination Armenia by RedEaredPanda
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Location: In the southern Caucasus between the Black sea and the Caspian sea bordered by Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey. Yerevan is the capital of Armenia and is on the same latitude as Naples.
Population: October 2001 census reported 3 million people but the current number may be a lot less than reported.. Armenians account for 96% of the population with 2% Russian and the remainder mostly comprised of Yezidis and Kurds.
Government: Presidential parliamentary republic with universal adult suffrage.
Major Cities: Yerevan (Capital), Vanadzor and Gyumri.
Language: Armenian, an Indo-European language. Russian is also widely understood.. Many television channels are aired in Russian.. English and Eastern European languages are only understood by few in Yerevan.
Alphabet: Unique Armenian alphabet, currently with 39 letts was devised around AD400 by Sourp Mesrop Mashtots.
Religion: Very predominantly the Armenian Apostolic Church. The Armenians are the first people to accept Christianity as a nation. This fact is evident in many many monastaries around the country. The Yezidis are Zoroastrian fire worshippers and the Kurds are Muslim.
Symbols of Armenia: The classical symbol is the Khachkar ('Cross Stone'). The grape and pomegranate are also used as symbols as is the eagle which appears on the coat of arms.
I have taken many many photos in the villages of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh.. This photograph of the Noratus village elderly woman is one of my personal favorites. The expression on her face and the centuries old "Cross Stone" in the background tells stories...
Took a picture of her with a digital camera and when asked if she would be able to see her picture on the camera screen, she replied "Why wouldn't I be able to see, I'm not old yet".. I wish I had time to sit by this woman and chat for hours.. she's been born and raised and lived all of her life in the Noratus Village on the south side of Sevan Lake.. Promised to get her a few pictures I took of her.. Only chance would be next year if I get the chance to visit Armenia again...
Garni temple is Armenia's only Graeco-Roman-style building. Recently, historians have suggested the temple to be a tomb built for a Romanised ruler, probably Sohaemus in year cAD 175
To learn more about Garni Temple, please visit Garni Temple on our VT Armenia Must See Pages.
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