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General Information about Armenia
The Republic of Armenia is located in the South Caucasus. Its current territory is 29,800 km2. It is located on an average of 1800 meters above sea level. Armenia borders by Georgia from the north, Iran on the south, Turkey on the West, and Azerbaijan on the East. The highest peak is Mount Aragats, at a height of 4090 meters, the lowest is the Debed River canyon (400 meters). The capital of the Republic of Armenia is one of the oldest cities in the world – Yerevan, which is about 28 years elder than Rome. In 2018, Yerevan celebrated its 2800th anniversary with great festivity and numerous events. Armenia is the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion. The Armenian Apostolic Church is considered one of the oldest national churches and Christian communities. The spiritual center is the Mother Cathedral of Holy Ejmiadzin. However, tourists can see the monuments that are attributed to the period before Christianity days, for example the temple of Garni in Kotayk province.