Armenia is a small country in the Caucasus in Asia, between the Black and Caspian Seas. The neighbor to the west is Turkey. Armenia is slightly smaller than Switzerland and has about a third more inhabitants.
The capital of Armenia is the city of Yerevan. It is one of the oldest cities in the world and at the same time the largest city in the country. Yerevan is a little bigger than Cologne, a third of the country's total population lives there.
Armenian is the official language. In fact, it is Eastern Armenian, but in more rural areas, Western Armenian is also spoken. These are very different dialects. Therefore, Armenians cannot always easily communicate with each other.
In Armenia, the Russian language also plays an important role. Although it is not an official language, it is a compulsory subject in schools. Russian is also widely used in business life. But other languages are also spoken in Armenia. Armenia is a mountainous country: most of it is located at an altitude of more than 1000 meters.
You can enjoy the views of Armenia through the lenses of the Insecam project's online cameras. It can be very cold up in the mountains. On the other hand, it is getting warm and dry near Iran. Wildlife is equally diverse: there are eagles, wild boars, wolves and the Syrian brown bear, as well as scorpions.