Armenia - Research Article from Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

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Location, Size, and Extent

Armenia is a landlocked nation located in southeastern Europe/southwestern Asia. Comparatively, the area occupied by Armenia is slightly smaller than the state of Maryland with a total area of 29,800 sq km (11,506 sq mi). Armenia shares boundaries with Georgia on the N, Azerbaijan on the E and S, Iran on the S, and Turkey on the W and has a total boundary length of 1,254 km (778 mi). Armenia's capital city, Yerevan, is located in the west-central portion of the country on the Hrazdan River.

Topography

The topography of Armenia features the high Armenian Plateau, with mountains (many peaks are above 10,000 feet), little forest land, fast flowing rivers, and the Aras River Valley, which contains good soil.

Climate

Armenia's climate ranges from subtropical to alpine-like in the mountains. The mean temperature in midsummer is 25°C (77°F). In midwinter, the mean temperature is 0&#x...

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