Information about Armenia|
||Armenia occupies a
territory of 29,800 square kilometers. The average altitude of the
territory is 1,800 meters above sea level, the highest peak has an
altitude of 4,090 meters and the lowest point is the Debed canyon with an
altitude of 380 meters.
Part of the chain of mountains situated
within the Alps-Himalayas mountain system, the Armenian Plateau contains
an endless chain of mountains, lakes hidden in the heights, mountain
torrents and waterfalls, valleys, forests and isolated highlands. Among
all these, Lake Sevan unveils itself with constantly changing colors -
harmoniously matching or contrasting itself to the sky. It is almost
sinful to visit Armenia and not see Lake Sevan. Sevan is a lake of
mysteries, located at an altitude of 1,900 meters above sea level, and
reaching a maximum depth is 99 meters. Twenty eight rivers merge into
Sevan while only one - Hrazdan - flows out.
Armenia is beautiful in summer and winter when the mountains and valleys are covered with snow. In
Tsakhkadzor you can journey to the top of Mount Teghenis, contemplate the
magnificence of the highland, have a cup of oriental coffee prepared on
hot sand and ski down the mountains. The Shirak valley can also offer you
winter sport opportunities. In valleys and particularly on the shore of
Sevan or on the banks of Araks you can watch the transmigration of birds
in spring and fall, and enjoy the singing of flamingos and storks.