Armenia – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Area         total: 29,800 sq km        land: 28,400 sq km        water: 1,400 sq km

Population: 2,982,904 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups

        Armenian 93%        Azeri 1%         Russian 2%         other (mostly Yezidi Kurds) 4% (2002)         note: as of the end of 1993, virtually all Azeris had emigrated from Armenia 

Capital: Yerevan , population 1,260,000

Largest Cities 

        Gyumri – 210,000        Vanadzor – 170,000        Ejmiatsin        Kapan        Alaverdi

Official Language 

        Armenian 96%        Russian 2%         other 2%

Religion 

        Armenian Apostolic 94%        other Christian 4%         Yezidi (Zoroastrian/animist) 2% 

Political system: republic

GDP: purchasing power parity – $13.65 billion (2004 est.)

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $4,600 (2004 est.)

Annual growth: 9% (2004 est.)

GDP – composition by sector  

        agriculture: 22.9%        industry: 36.1%        services: 41.1% (2004 est.)

Inflation: 3.5% (2004 est.)

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