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Geography: Armenia is located in the southwestern part of the Caucasus, and it is bordered by Georgia, Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan. Armenia has an area of 29,800 square kilometers (360 kilometers long and 200 kilometers wide) and it is situated from 1000 to 2500 meters above sea level. Armenia is famous for its lofty mountains. The highest peak Aragats is 13,419 ft. (4090 meters).

Population: 3.5 million. 98 percent are Armenians. The Capital of Armenia, Yerevan, has a population of 1 million people.

Climate: The climate is almost tropical in summer and the winters are warmer than in the regions north to the Caucasus. Cold spells, however, do occur and low temperatures are frequent, both on the high mountains and in the deep, enclosed valleys. The average temperatures are: -5 0C in winter, +11 0C in spring, +25 0C in summer and +13 0C in autumn.

What clothes should you bring in Armenia? People in Armenia dress similar to the people in Europe. Early in spring and late in autumn short changes in temperature are possible here at the flowing of one day. For spring or autumn we advise you to take warm and comfortable clothes. Summers are hot in Armenia, but be sure to bring an umbrella in the case of rain.

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