Armenia – former Soviet Republic, lies in the northeastern part of the Armenian plateau between the Caucasus and Asia Minor. In the north and east it borders upon the Republics of Georgia and Azerbaijan, in the west and south upon Turkey and Iran. Ancient Armenia was one of the largest states of the Middle East. Its name is among six other countries depicted on a Babylonian map dating back to the 5th century B.C.
Armenia is in the southwestern part of Caucasus, south of Georgia, West of Azerbaijan, North of Iran and East of Turkey. Armenia’s territory is 29,800 sq. km (11,490 sq miles) comparable with the territory of Belgium. Armenian Landscape It is a mountainous, land locked country in Southwestern Asia. Most of Armenia’s territory ranges from 1000 to 2500 meters above sea level. Highest point: Mt. Aragats, 13,419 ft (4,090 m); lowest point: Along Debed River, 1,280 ft (390 m).