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Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia

According to abbreviationfinder, Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia, as well as being the center of the largest political, cultural and commercial life in the environment. It is located on the banks of the Razdan River, next to the border with Turkey. It is an important economic and cultural center, as it has a university and numerous museums, libraries and art galleries.

Geography

Armenia is a mountainous country. With an average height of 1,800 meters, in the Armenian territory great peaks of the Caucasus alternate, such as Mount Aragats (4,095 m.) And volcanic plateaus, crossed by deep valleys where torrential waters run. The largest of these streams, the Araxe River, a tributary of the Koura, serves as a boundary with Turkey and Iran. With a dry and continental climate, the summers are hot and the winters very cold. See population of Armenia.

Location

Yerevan limits: to the North and Northeast with the province of Kotayk ‘, to the South with the province of Ararat, to the Southwest with the province of Armavir, and to the West with the province of Aragatsotn.

Economic development

The city of Yerevan, located in a picturesque region, is famous for its orchards and vineyards, is an important cultural, industrial and transport center. Among the main lines of its economy predominate, the manufacture of chemical products, primary metals, machinery, rubber, plastic, textiles and food products.

Sightseeing

The capital of Armenia, Yerevan, also called Yereban, is located in the center of the country and has approximately 1 million residents (according to Wikipedia). Yerevan is an explosion of mixtures and flavors, which welcomes the tourist who arrives wanting to know another city and another different paradise.

The traveler who goes to Yerevan, must be aware of the contrasts that he is going to know and of the difference between cultures that he is going to notice. In addition to the wealth of the city, and its impressive buildings, the landscape that surrounds the city must also be taken into account.

The strategic location of Yerevan is another of the attractions that most attracts the attention of tourists. The peaks of the Caucasus surround this city full of magic. The postcard that can be seen from any high location in the city is almost a must to photograph.

The history of the city, as well as the influence that religions have had on that territory for centuries, can be seen in its architecture and lifestyle. Yerevan holds many charms that will make the origins of the ancient civilization be known when you walk through its streets.

Erevan is a city in constant change and evolution, its constant movements of people, the international tourism it receives or the influences of its neighboring countries, make the Armenian capital an explosion of cultures.

Transport

Yerevan International Airport, better known as Zvartnots Airport, is the most important in Armenia and serves not only Yerevan (Erevan) its capital, but the entire country. It operates with various points in Europe, several of them in Eastern Europe, among other destinations; in addition to domestic flights. Around 1.33 million passengers went through it in 2009.

Buses, minibuses and taxis connect the airport with the urban area. Bus and minibus lines run frequently to the center of Yerevan. The taxi ranks are on the Arrivals level, at the exit of the baggage claim area and operate 24 hours a day.

Culture

Yerevan is the center of Armenian culture, it is the headquarters of the Yerevan State University (1920), the Armenian Academy of Sciences, a historical museum, an opera house, a music conservatory and several technical schools. The Matenadaran archives house a rich collection of valuable ancient Armenian manuscripts. Yerevan has numerous public libraries, museums and theaters, a botanical garden and a zoo. In Yerevan you can also see the ruins of a Roman fortress, a 16th century Turkish fort and an 18th century mosque.

Places of interest

  • Mount Arafat, (the place where Noah’s Ark is supposed to have been anchored), is one of the places of greatest tourist pilgrimage. This is where, supposedly, the worldwide flood that Noah endured took place.
  • Church of San Gayane, is another of the neuralgic points of the city and other architectural importance.
  • Blue Mosque, a temple built in 1766 and undoubtedly the most important there. It has been used mainly as a mosque, although in times of Soviet rule it was a planetarium.
  • Archaeological Ensemble of Zvartnots; where churches still preserved from the 15th century are located.
  • The opera; It is also another of the most famous places in the city and interesting for its architecture.
  • Matenadarán Center, depository of old documents; some 17,000 manuscripts and 30,000 documents on various subjects in Arabic, Persian, Syriac, Greek, [Latin]], Amharic, Japanese and some Indian languages, there is nothing.
  • Memorial Park and the Museum of Victims of the Genocide of 1915, one of the places that reminds us of the sad story of suffering that has accompanied the Armenian people during their lives.

Crafts

The image of Yerevan will not be complete without a visit to Vernisage, the rich handicraft market that looks more like an open-air museum. Here every Saturday and Sunday the skilled artisans present their works of silver and gold, stone and wood, ceramics and clay, embroidery, carpets, dolls in traditional costumes, various souvenirs and much more.

Yerevan, Armenia