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ARMENIA
Population

Cities in ARMENIA

Yerevan

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Just over 3 million people live in Armenia (2017). The population density is 106 inhabitants per square kilometer.
Natural population growth is-0.21%. (2017)
Birth rate per 1000 inhabitants is 12.9 (2017)
Death rate per 1000 inhabitants is 9.4 (2017)
Life expectancy is 74.9 years. (men 71.6 and women 78.5 years (2017)
Population composition:
98% of the population consists of ethnic Armenians. There are also small groups of Kurds (Yezidi), Russians, Jews, Greeks and Bahahai (Gypsies).

Language

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The official language is Armenian. Armenian is an independent branch of the Indo-European language family and it is the only surviving language of three related languages from ancient times. The other two, Thracian and Phrygian, have disappeared because Greek and Latin got the upper hand. Armenian has its own alphabet, which was designed in 450 by Mesrop Mashtots, a monk. The alphabet has more letters than the Latin alphabet. Besides the letters, the punctuation marks and numbers also differ in Armenian. Besides Armenian, Russian is spoken and sometimes some French or English.

Religion

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The population of Armenia is generally Armenian Orthodox (90%), also known as the Gregorian Church. This church community is the largest religion in the country. 4% of the population adheres to another form of Christianity, such as the Evangelical Church or the Catholic Church. The Yazidis (or Yazidis) in Armenia have their own religion. In their experience, the world was created by Jezdan and is ruled by seven archangels. They believe that you can only be born as Jezidi and you cannot be converted to it. Although the Yazidis are a Kurdish community, they do not consider themselves part of Islam.

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Sources

Elmar Landeninformatie

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated April 2021
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