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Armenia At A Glance

Official title: Republic of Armenia

Location: Southwestern Asia, east of Turkey

Borders: Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey

Total area: 29,800 km2 (Size of Vancouver Island)

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Geography of Armenia

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The Republic of Armenia lies in a triangular section of the Transcaucasus, bordered by Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey and the Republic of Georgia. With an area of 29,800 square kilometers (11,490 square miles), the landlocked country is just about the size of Vancouver Island. The capital city, Yerevan, lies on the Hrazdan River, and is home [...]

The renaissance of Armenia, Tigran the Great (95-99 B.C.)

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Seleucid influence over Armenia finally dissolved when, in the second century B.C., a local general named Artaxias (Artashes) declared himself King of Greater Armenia and founded a new dynasty in 189 B.C. Artaxias expanded his territory by defining the borders of his land and unifying the Armenian people. The “renaissance of Armenia” was accomplished during [...]