wtorek, 19 listopada 2013

Armenia is a mountainous country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the south.

Did you know that:
1. There are between 500,000 and one million Armenians in the United States, with between 30,000 and 50,000 in the metropolitan Detroit area.
2. The city of Yerevan (originally called Erebuni, now the capital of the Republic of Armenia) has been continuously inhabited for over 2,700 years. Only a few cities, which include Jerusalem and Damascus (the oldest such city), are older.
3. Armenian was the eighth language in which the Bible, either in full or in part was written (following Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Syriac, Coptic, Gothic, and Latin). The Armenian translation, a complete one finished in A.D. 433, is considered to be the "Queen of Translations."
4. Armenians are the first people (other than the Hereros) to suffer genocide in the 20th century.
5. Armenians built churches in a gothic style of architecture a century before it first appeared in Europe.
6. One of the largest lakes in the world, Lake Sevan is located in the highlands of Armenia.

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