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Armenia: General Data

The official name of the country is the Republic of Armenia (RA) (Hyastani Hanrapetution).

The state flag of the RA features three horizontal stripes: red, blue and orange.

The head of executive power is the president of the RA. The legislative power in Armenia belongs to the National Assembly (Parliament) of Armenia.

Religion: Armenians are Christians. Armenia was the first country that adopted Christianity as a national religion (301 A.D.). The central Armenia Apostolic church is seated in Echmiadzin that is located 25 kilometers far from Yerevan.

Language: The official language of the country is Armenian, which has Indo-European roots, and completes a separate branch in that family. Russian is also widely used in Armenia. Many people in Armenia, especially in Yerevan have a good command of the English language.

Time: The Armenian time is 4 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and 3 hours ahead of Central European time.

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