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Yerevan

(Encyclopedia) Yerevan yĕrĕvän´ [key], Rus. Erivan, city (1989 pop. 1,201,539), capital of Armenia, on the Razdan River. A leading industrial, cultural, and scientific center, Yerevan is also a ra...

Erivan

(Encyclopedia) Erivan: see Yerevan , Armenia.

Kumayri

(Encyclopedia) Kumayri ko͞o´mīrē [key] or Gyumri gyo͝om´rē [key], formerly Leninakan lənyēn˝äkän´ [key], city (1989 pop. 122,587), in Armenia, near the Turkish border. It has var...

Kocharian, Robert Sedraki

(Encyclopedia) Kocharian, Robert Sedraki, 1954–, Armenian political leader. He served (1972–74) in the Soviet army and worked as a mechanical engineer (1977–81) before graduating (1982) from the Yerevan...

Transcaucasia

(Encyclopedia) Transcaucasia trănz˝kôkā´zhə, –shə, trăns˝– [key], transitional region between Europe and Asia, extending from the Greater Caucasus to the Turkish and Iranian borders, between the...

Ter-Petrossian, Levon

(Encyclopedia) Ter-Petrossian, Levon, 1945–, Armenian political leader, president of Armenia (1991–98), b. Aleppo, Syria, grad. Yerevan State Univ. (1971), Leningrad Oriental Studies Institute (Ph.D., 198...

Sargsyan, Serzh

(Encyclopedia) Sargsyan or Sarkisyan, Serzh, 1954–, Armenian political leader, president (2008–18) and prime minister (2007–8, 2018) of Armenia, b. Nagorno-Karabakh. He served in the Soviet ar...

Caucasus

(Encyclopedia) Caucasus kô´kəsəs [key], Rus. Kavkaz, region and mountain system, SE European Russia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. Armenia is not crossed by the Caucasus range but is considered part of...

Armenia Overview

(Encyclopedia) Armenia ärmē´nēə [key], Armenian Hayastan, officially Republic of Armenia, republic (2015 est. pop. 2,917,000), 11,500 sq mi (29,785 sq km), in the S Caucasus. Armenia is bounded b...

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