- 779,452 square kilometres
- Straddles two continents – Europe and Asia
- Controls two vital sea links between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea
- Politically very important throughout history due to location
Capital city: Yerevan (and largest city)
Official language(s): Armenian
Ethnic groups: 97.9% Armenian, 1.3% Yazidis, 0.5% Russian, 0.3% others
Major Relgion: Christianity
Population: 3,262,200 (2010 estimate)
How do people in Middle Eastern countries where it is illegal to possess a Bible—countries where being caught with one could mean prison or death—get their hands on the Word of God? It’s not easy. It’s even dangerous.
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History of Azerbaijan
Archeological excavations in the territory of Azerbaijan Republic revealed patterns of rich material culture related to the first human settlement. Based on the abovementioned the territory of Azerbaijan has been referred to the areas of first human formation. Most ancient archeological and paleontological materials recently found in the territory of Azerbaijan lead us to believe that men first settled here 1.7-1.8 million years ago. Read more
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