Interesting facts about Armenia

Armenia is an ancient country with an original culture and a deep history. Here are still venerable traditions, people are surrounded by incredible natural beauty, and the locals are hospitable, as in the old days. Verily, Armenia is worthy to see her beauty with her own eyes at least once.

Mount Ararat is considered to be a symbol of Armenia. But this mountain itself is not at all on the territory of the country – it has been part of Turkey for many years.

Europeans for a long time called apricots Armenian apples. The thing is that earlier the fruits were given names according to the country in which they were grown.

For the first time, Christianity became the state religion in Armenia.

If you are dreaming of trying Armenian cuisine, then be prepared for the fact that the food here is very salty. This is directly related to the climate – in the heat, salt helps to preserve food longer.

The capital of Armenia – Yerevan – is one of the most ancient cities on earth. Even Rome was built almost three decades later.

In Armenian schools chess is a compulsory subject, according to which children pass the exam.

It is interesting that in Armenia most of the population is Armenians themselves. Only 3% falls on other nations.

It was in Armenia that the first church was built – a real treasure for pilgrims.

Armenian wine is glorified throughout the world. And not for nothing, because the wine here is made from special fruits of grapes. By the way, the quality of Armenian wine was recognized even by the French.

Apricot is a symbol of the country. If you look at the flag of Armenia, then the lower orange band symbolizes this particular fruit.

 It’s amazing that on the way to the Noravan monastery there is the “Village of Storks”. Almost on each column there is a nest, and in it there is a stork.

Modest in size, Armenia, however, is located immediately in three climatic zones.

In Armenia, the oldest footwear found in the village of Areni was discovered. It is estimated that the shoe is more than 5,500 years old.

In 2014, Armenian bread was included in the intangible heritage of UNESCO.

Buildings in the city of Yerevan are built of a special kind of stone, which has a pink tinge. Not surprisingly, this city is called “pink”.

In Armenia, the longest cable car in the world was built – “Wings of Tatev”, located near the monastery of Tatev. This structure was built in only 10 months. Its length is 5752 m. The path to the monastery takes only 11 minutes. For an hour the ropeway allows 200 passengers.

Armenian cognac is famous all over the world. It was this drink that Winston Churchill loved.

The Armenian people consider Mount Ararat sacred, because, in the opinion of Armenians, it was here that Noah’s ark stopped after the Biblical flood.

It is interesting that, no matter where in Armenia you are, you will always see Mount Ararat

Armenia boasts the oldest winery in the world. It does not function now, but archaeologists have found what remains of it.