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Democratic Republic of Armenia
Timeline: Central World

OTL equivalent: Armenia with northern Turkey until Trebizond
Flag of Armenia Coat of Arms of the DRA
Coat of Arms
Anthem "Mer Hayrenik ("Our Fatherland")"
Capital
(and largest city)
Yerevan
Language Armenian
Religion Armenian Apostolic Christianity
Ethnic Groups
  main
 
Armenian
  others Yazidis, Russian
Demonym Armenian
Government Republic
Prime Minister
Chairman of the Parliament
Area 29,800 km²
Population 3,299,000 
Currency Armenian ruble

Armenia, officially the Democratic Republic of Armenia, is a landlocked mountainous country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Situated at the juncture of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran, Kurdistan and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the south.

History

Government

Geography

The Republic of Armenia, covering an area of 29,743 sq km, is located in the north-east of the Armenian Highland (400,000 sq km, otherwise known as historical Armenia and considered as the original homeland of Armenians. The terrain is mostly mountainous, with fast flowing rivers and few forests. The climate is highland continental, which means that the country is subjected to hot summers and cold winters. The land rises to 4,090 metres above sea-level at Mount Aragats, and no point is below 390 metres above sea level.

Mount Ararat, which was historically part of Armenia, is the highest mountain in the region. Now located in Turkey, but clearly visible in Armenia, it is regarded by the Armenians as a symbol of their land. Because of this, the mountain is present on the Armenian national emblem today.

Demographic

Ethnic Armenians make up 97.9% of the population. Yazidis make up 1.3%, and Russians 0.5%. Other minorities include Assyrians, Ukrainians, Greeks, Kurds, Georgians, and Belarusians. There are also smaller communities of Vlachs, Mordvins, Ossetians, Udis, and Tats.

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