Armenia is located in the southern Caucasus, bordered by Georgia from the north, Azerbaijan from the east, Iran from the south and Turkey from the west. Contemporary Armenia has a territory of 29 800 square km, lying between 1000 and 2500 meters above sea level. The highest peak is mount Aragats (4090m), while the lowest point is Debed River Canyon (400m). Yerevan is the capital and the largest city of Armenia. According to the general census of 2011the population of Armenia is 3,1 million, 1,1 million of which lives in the capital.
“Whatever may have been their destiny, their country must ever be one of the most interesting on the globe.”- George Gordon Byron-An English poet about Armenia