Facts About Armenia

Population: 4 million. With
surrounding countries, Armenian
listening audience numbers 5 to
6 million. Armenian population in the
world is approximately 10 million.

Area: 11,500 square miles,
slightly larger than the state of

Neighboring countries: Georgia
(north), Iran (south), Azerbaijan (east),
Turkey (west)

Capital: Yerevan

Economy: Major industries include
mining (copper and zinc) and chemicals
Chief crops are cotton, figs, and grains.

Government: Republic. After 70 years
of Soviet rule, Armenian declared its
Independence from the USSR on
September 23, 1991. It became an
independent state on December 26,
1991 when the Soviet Union disbanded.

(Source: 1995 World Almanac and Book of Facts)