Quick Facts

  • Official name: Republic of Armenia
  • History: During World War I, at least one million Armenians died due to Ottoman Empire forced resettlement of west Armenia and other practices. Armenia gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Armenia has been in land disputes with Azerbaijan since 1988.
  • Membership: Eurasian Economic Union
  • Area: 29,743 sq. km (slightly smaller than Maryland)
  • Capital city: Yerevan (pop. 1,044)
  • Population: 3,056,382
  • Divided into 10 provinces
  • Economy: based on industry, machinery, and manufactured goods
  • Official language: Armenian
  • Major religion: Armenian Apostolic
  • Literacy rate: 99.7%
  • Climate: highland continental, with hot summers and cold winters
  • Terrain: mountains, swift rivers, and fertile soil (particularly in the Aras River Valley)
  • Nationality: Armenian(s)
  • Ethnic groups: Armenian 98.1%, Yezidi (Kurd) 1.1%, others
  • Current weather conditions: www.weather.com
  • Tips for travel in country: www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates: www.xe.com

Government in Power

  • President Serzh Sargsyan
  • Type: democratic presidential republic

Healthcare Statistics

  • Maternal mortality rate: 25/100,000
  • Infant mortality rate: 13.51/1,000
  • Life expectancy: 74.37 years
  • Total fertility rate: 1.64 children born/woman
  • Health expenditures: 4.5% GDP
  • Physician density: 2.7/1,000
  • Hospital bed density: 3.9/1,000
  • HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate: 0.22%
  • Children under the age of 5 underweight: 5.3%

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Health education in the field This is a very important topic that I believe is often overlooked on many mission trips! While it’s wonderful to go spend a week doing clinic work, the reality of these mission trips is that it’s a short-term mission trip, and when the week or so is over, clinic ends! […]


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