Armenia

Capital Yerevan

Population 2,994,400

Area 29,743 km2

Key facts

Armenia is a country located in Western Asia. There are 4 countries (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Turkey) that Armenia shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak Armenian and Russian. Traveling across Armenia if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Armenia was ranked 59th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Armenia is Armenian dram (AMD). The dram is subdivided into 100 luma.

Armenian
Banknotes

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Armenian
Coins

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Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Armenia is 93.9 Mbps and mobile is 43.65 Mbs.The global average is 187.01 Mbps and 128.37 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Armenia has more ATMs.67.12 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Armenia, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Armenia. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2024, Armenia will celebrate 14 national public holidays. The next one Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day will take place on April 24.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2024Moving holiday New Year’s DayԱմանոր
January 2, 2024Moving holiday New Year’s DayԱմանոր
January 5, 2024Moving holiday Christmas DayՍուրբ Ծնունդ
January 6, 2024Moving holiday Christmas DayՍուրբ Ծնունդ
January 28, 2024Moving holiday Army DayԲանակի օր
March 8, 2024Moving holiday Women’s DayԿանանց տոն
March 31, 2024Moving holiday Easter SundayԱմանոր
April 24, 2024Moving holiday Armenian Genocide Remembrance DayԵղեռնի զոհերի հիշատակի օր
May 1, 2024Moving holiday Labour DayԱշխատանքի օր
May 9, 2024Moving holiday Victory and Peace DayՀաղթանակի և Խաղաղության տոն
May 28, 2024Moving holiday Republic DayՀանրապետության օր
July 5, 2024Moving holiday Constitution DayՍահմանադրության օր
September 21, 2024Moving holiday Independence DayԱնկախության օր
December 31, 2024Moving holiday New Year’s EveԱմանոր

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Armenia?

There are Mariott hotels in 2 cities: Tsaghkadzor and Yerevan.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Armenia.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Armenia.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Armenia.

There are Radisson hotels in Yerevan.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Armenia.

What fast food chains are present in Armenia?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Armenia.

The KFC chain operates in Armenia.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Armenia.

The Subway chain does not operate in Armenia.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Armenia.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Armenia.

Weather

What is the weather like in Yerevan?

Today the sun in Yerevan, rises at 6:17 AM and sets at 7:45 PM. The climate of Yerevan may be categorized as a Humid continental (Dfa), according to Koppen’s classification system.

FridayApr 19OvercastLow: 12.9°C (55.22°F)High: 27.4°C (81.32°F)
SaturdayApr 20OvercastLow: 13.1°C (55.58°F)High: 27.8°C (82.04°F)
SundayApr 21OvercastLow: 12°C (53.6°F)High: 26.2°C (79.16°F)
MondayApr 22OvercastLow: 10.8°C (51.44°F)High: 26.3°C (79.34°F)
TuesdayApr 23Partly cloudlyLow: 10.6°C (51.08°F)High: 26.5°C (79.7°F)
WednesdayApr 24Partly cloudlyLow: 10.5°C (50.9°F)High: 28.7°C (83.66°F)

Weather data for Yerevan (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Yerevan.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Armenia.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Armenia.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 3.5, Armenia is placed 108th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Armenia traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  240.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2018.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 20.00 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Armenia

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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