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One Nation, One Culture

 

General


Population: 2,967,975 (2011)
Land Area: 29,800 sq km
Natural Resources: Gold, copper, molybdenum, zinc, bauxite
Capital: Yerevan
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Serzh Sargsyan (2008)
Head of Government: Tigran Sargsyan (2008)
Languages: Armenian, Yezidi, Russian
Currency: Dram (AMD)
Major Religions: Armenian Apostolic 94.7%, Other Christian 4%, Yezidi 1.3%
Major Ethnicities: Armenian 97.9%, Yezidi 1%, Russian 0.9%, Other 0.4%
Life Expectancy: 73.23 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 8.83 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 17.27 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 5,800 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 4.7% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 22%, Industry 46.6%, Services 32.4% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 46.2%, Industry 15.6%, Services 38.2% (2006)
Industries: Diamond processing, metal-cutting machine tools, forging-pressing machines, electric motors, tires, knitted wear, hosiery, shoes, silk fabric, chemicals, trucks, instruments, microelectronics, jewellery manufacturing, software development, food processing, brandy
Agriculture Products: Fruit, vegetables; livestock
Human Development Index: 0.716 (86th)
Tourism Revenue: 103 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 7.1% (2007)

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Army Size: 48 160 (2004)
Budget: 6.5% of GDP (2001)

Current Situation

 

Armenia is located in the southern Caucasus, it is bordered by Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran. Armenia is part of over 40 international organizations. Armenian forces participated in the KFOR mission in Kosovo in 2004. Armenia is an emerging democracy that lies in the sphere of influence of Russia and also the Western world. Armenia's economy relies on investments and aid from Armenians abroad. Armenia was definitely negatively affected by the world recession, with a growth rate of -15% in 2009, because of this we could consider Armenia's economy to be extremely fragile.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Armenia
Wikipedia: Armenia
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/ARM.html

Updated on: December 1, 2011