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 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, Master Card, AmEx. ATM machines in Yerevan function in  accordance with the Plus Global Access Network, Visa, and MasterCard systems.
Visa: For entry visa requirements please visit the official website of MFA: https://www.mfa.am/en/visa/
Telecommunication:  There are three telecommunication operators currently in Armenia: Viva Cell MTS, Ucom and Beeline. All three offer 3G as well as 4G and LTE services. All three networks are widely modern and reliable with offices located in most major towns and cities where one can purchase a sim card or get assistance if needed.
Internet:  Dial-up, DSL, WiFi. Available in hotels and a number of internet cafés.
Postal Services:  Hay Post, EMS, UPS, DHL, Federal Express, TNT Express Worldwide.
Time:  GMT +4
Electricity:  220V AC, 50 Hz
Medical Health Info: No mandatory immunizations required for travelers visiting Armenia except: upon entering the territory of the Republic of Armenia via air and land borders travelers will be asked to provide a COVID-19 PCR test certificate with negative results taken within the previous 72 hours.

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Traveler Safety: Armenia by any comparative measures is a very safe country.