About Armenia – Sima Tours
About Armenia

The Armenian highland, which occupies an area of about 400.000 sq. kilometers, is spread in Frontal Asia, to the North of Mesopotamia. German geographers justly call this wonderful country “a mountainous island” or “the roof of snow-covered uplands”. Armenia is furrowed with numerous mountain chains and gorges, the fields between the mountains give place to alpine grasslands


Country:  Republic of Armenia (Hayastan)
Capital:  Yerevan (established in 782BC)
Territory:  29,8 square km, the most of Armenia ‘s territory ranges from 1000 to 2500m above sea level
Location:  Transcaucasia (South Caucasus), bordered by Georgia on the north, Azerbaijan on the east, Iran on the south, and  Turkey on the west.
Climate:  Continental
Administrative divisions:  10 regions, the capital of Yerevan and Mountainous Republic of Kharabagh
Population:  3 million people, overall, the population of Armenians world-wide is estimated to be 9 million, many comprising  Diaspora communities in Russia , the US , Europe and the Middle East
Ethnic Groups:  Armenians 95-96%; minorities: Russians, Ezidis, Kurds, Assyrians, Greeks, Ukrainians, Jews others
Religion:  Christian, Armenian Apostolic Church. Armenia is the first country in the world to officially embrace Christianity as  a state religion in 301 A.D.
State Language:  Armenian /the Armenian alphabet was created by Mesrop Mashtots in 405 AD, an Indo-European language family/
Widely Spoken Foreign Languages:  Russian, English
Currency :  Dram, International currency code- AMD, one AMD = 100 lumas. There are banknotes of 500, 1000, 5000, 20000,  50000 and coins of 10, 50, 100, 200, 500
Foreign banknotes can be exchanged at local banks and exchange counters.
Credit cards:  Most of hotels, restaurants and stores accept Visa and Master Card. ATM machines in Yerevan function in  accordance with the Plus Global Access Network, Visa, and MasterCard systems.
Visa:  An entry Visa is required (except for the citizens of CIS countries and European citizens).Get e-Visa in:  www.armeniaforeignministry.am/eVisa
Telecommunication:  Tone dial modern networking and GSM 900 Mobile Network, Roaming
Internet:  Dial-up, DSL, WiFi. Available in hotels and a number of internet cafés.
Postal Services:  National Postal Service, EMS , UPS, DHL, Federal Express, TNT Express Worldwide.
Time:  GMT + 3 (GMT + 4 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Electricity:  220V AC, 50 Hz
Medical Health Info: Advanced medical services. No obligatory immunizations required for travelers visiting Armenia .
Traveler Safety: Armenia by any comparative measures is a very safe country.