Facts about Armenia


Interesting facts about Armenia

Armenia is an amazing country. Every person discovers something new, incredible and very interesting when coming here.
Let’s mention some of these interesting facts:

  • ● Biblical Noah's Ark landed on Mount Ararat (currently it is not in the territory of Armenia).
  • ● Armenia is the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as the state religion (in 301).
  • ● Yerevan was founded in 782 BC. The city is older than Rome itself by 29 years.
  • ● The world's first arithmetic textbook was created by the Armenian scientist and mathematician David the Unbeatable (6th century). A sample of this textbook is stored in the Matenadaran.
  • ● Since ancient times, Armenians have been known as experienced winemakers. It is not accidental that in 2011, the oldest wine-producing facility in the world was discovered in Armenia (more than 6000 years of history).
  • ● Lake Sevan, which is located in Armenia has a high-altitude, is the largest lake in the Caucasus.
  • ● Some churches and monasteries in Armenia are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. And the Armenian lavash and duduk are included in the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List.
  • ● The ropeway, located in Tatev, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest reversible cable car.
  • In 2008 the oldest footwear in the world was discovered (over 5,500 years old) in Armenia ( in the village of Areni).