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Information about Armenia

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.


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