Things to Know When Going to Armenia

Travel to Armenia

When heading to Armenia, you want to make sure that you are prepared for the journey. Moving here is the same, as say, Movers in Denver. You’ll need a local moving company to get you there, but getting a few tips about the climate, food, currency, etc will help make your trip much better and so much more enjoyable.

Armenia is in the South Caucasus region and neighbors with Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The region is very mountainous with varying levels and temperatures. The Armenian Highlands is a mountainous island in between three seas – Mediterranean, Caspian, and Black seas. It is in the GMT + 4 time zone.

 

Climate

Armenia climate is mostly continental but the southern region of the country is more of a subtropical zone.  Just over 80% of Armenia’s territory is 1000 meters above the sea level. The levels vary throughout and you can expect different temperatures in the regions and in Yerevan. In the Ararat Valley, you will find that Yerevan is located with the average altitude fluctuates between 864 – 1390 meters. But in the regions villages and towns, it is a bit higher at 2200 meters.

Spring – Temperatures will vary between 53 – 77 degrees and is mostly rainy. The regions are a bit cooler though you can still expect warm and sunny days. It typically ranges between March to June.

Summer – Usually lasting between June to September, it is typically dry and sunny. During the day, you will have 77 – 95 degree days and at night, it is a little cooler at 63 – 77 degrees. There is still a difference between Yerevan and the regions in temperatures of about 10 degrees.

Autumn – You will have breath taking colors along the landscape with the mild and sunny weather of Autumn. Temperatures range between 68 – 86 degrees.

Winter – Yerevan is in the mountains and so you can expect excellent snow cover and great ski vacations. Temperatures can get quite frigid though at 6 – 35 degrees. You can expect winter to last from mid December to the end of February.

 

Language

Armenian is the official language in the Republic of Armenia. It has its own script that was founded around 405 AD and belonged to the Indo – European family.

 

Population

Population is around 3 million people that populate Armenia. Which is usually not an issue considering that ninety eight percent of the population is native to Armenia. The remainder of the people here are the minorities and consist of Greeks, Assyrians, Yezids, and Kurds.

 

Religion

Christianity is the religion of Armenia and Christianity is the majority of its people. Armenian Apostolic Church is where most of the followers are. However, the Constitution insures a freedom of worship and that includes the right to practice any religion including atheism.

 

Currency

AMD or The Armenian Dram is the national currency of Armenia. There are ATM machines located in Yerevan for your convenience. Ten US dollars equal to 4,746 Armenian Dram. You can check out the current exchange rates here.

 

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Food

The Middle Eastern cuisines is what the Armenian cuisine belongs to. Beef, poultry, lamb, fish, and pork are all part of the dishes, including an array of various vegetables. A common accompaniment of the food is the fresh herbs. They are used extensively in the cooking process as well. You will find many restaurants that serve the freshest, most delicious dishes and mouth watering foods of the Eastern and European cuisines. In Armenia, the water comes straight from a tap and is exceptionally clean and crisp, although bottled water is available. Armenia is a country that is full of so many wonderful qualities, customs, and landscape. One may argue that it could become a Favorited vacation.