Armenia is an ancient country bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran to the south. With an around 3500 year-long history, Armenia is considered one of the world’s oldest cradles of civilization.
The Armenian culture and traditions range from literature, folk dances and music, to vibrant art and delicious cuisine.
The Armenian nation was the first to adopt Christianity as a state religion in 301 AD. The Armenian Church was founded by two of Jesus' twelve apostles – Thaddaeus and Bartholomew. Thus, its official name is the Armenian Apostolic Church. The religion and the unique Armenian language have been the bonds uniting the nation within the territory of the country and beyond its physical borders through centuries.
Armenia is considered to be a museum under the open sky. Old monasteries and historical monuments are great site-seeing locations from north to south and from west to east. It has some of Europe’s most stunning views, with the peak of Mount Ararat dominating the country’s skyline.
Armenia is one of the world’s safest countries. According to Gallup International’s 2019 Global Law and Order report, Armenia is the 7th among the world’s safest countries; suffice it to state that 89% of adult Armenian respondents claim that they feel safe and secure.
In 2018 the Economist recognized Armenia as “Country of the Year.” The magazine called Armenia an “Ovation nation” celebrating the progress it had made with its peaceful “Velvet Revolution” in the spring of 2018.