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Fascinating facts about Armenia

Did you know that the oldest winery of the world was found in Armenia?

Fascinating facts about Armenia

  • Armenia is the first country in the world to officially adopt Christianity back in 301 AD. There are many gorgeous churches in Armenia. The first state church in the world (Holy Etchimiadzin) was built in Armenia in the 4th century.
  • The Ararat Valley, located in the central Armenia, is considered to be one of the oldest settled regions. It’s been inhabited since the Stone Age!
  • Mount Ararat is the national symbol and one of the treasures of Armenia (although now officially being in Turkey). As the Bible says, it’s where Noah’s Ark landed after the Flood.
  • Armenia is famous for “lavash”, its national flatbread. It is included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
  • Armenia is well known throughout the region for its brandy (cognac). Armenian brandies have been the deserved recipients of many awards.
  • The longest ropeway is in Armenia! Wings of Tatev holds the record for the longest non-stop double track cable car.
  • Armenia is famous for its apricot. The fruit is also a national symbol. The most famous Armenian national musical instrument-duduk is made from an apricot tree.
  • Armenian cuisine is definitely an adorable one. It is an amazing combination of various tastes and aromas. There are such well-known dishes as khash, tolma (dolma), khorovats (Armenian barbeque) and so on.
  •  Armenia is well known for its wine. According to several facts winemaking in Armenia has 6 thousand year history.