Armenia | Facts & Information

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Facts & Figures

  • President: Serzh Sarkisyan (2008)

    Prime Minister: Hovik Abrahamyan (2014)

    Land area: 11,506 sq mi (29,800 sq km); total area: 11,506 sq mi (29,800 sq km)

    Population (2014 est.): 3,060,631 (growth rate: -0.13%); birth rate: 13.92/1000; infant mortality rate: 13.97/1000; life expectancy: 74.12

    Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Yerevan, 1.116

    Other large cities: Vanadzor, 147,400; Gyumri (Leninakan), 125,300; Abovian, 59,300

    Monetary unit: Dram

    National Name: Hayastani Hanrapetut'yun

    Current government officials

    Languages: Armenian (official) 97.9%, Kurdish (spoken by Yezidi minority) 1%, other 1% (2011 est.)

    Ethnicity/race: Armenian 98.1%, Yezidi (Kurd) 1.1%, other 0.7% (2011 est.)

    Religion: Armenian Apostolic 92.6%, Evangelical 1%, other 2.4%, none 1.1%, unspecified 2.9% (2011 est.)

    National Holiday: Independence Day, September 21

    Literacy rate: 99.4% (2012 est.)

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