Flag of Armenia

Flag of Armenia

The flag of Armenia, which has been adopted in 1990, consists of three horizontal stripes - red, dark blue, and mustard yellow one. It differs from the flag that had been used until 1920 only by the aspect ratio. Allegedly, the red color represents the blood shed by Armenian soldiers, blue stands for the sky and hope and orange represents the fertile land and Armenian population. Armenia has been the first Christian state, this religion has been adopted in the 4th century. Historically, Armenia was part of several groupings - firstly it was Roman, Byzantine and later Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Empire. The last intervention to the autonomy of the state was an annexation by the Soviet Union in the 20th century.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes AM, ARM (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Armenia
Capital city Yerevan
Continent Asia
Member of United Nations, Collective Security Treaty Organization, Commonwealth of Independent States, Eurasian Economic Union
Population 2 957 500 (2019)
Total area 29 743 km2
Highest point Mount Aragats (4 090 m, 13 419 ft)
Lowest point Debed (400 m, 1 312 ft)
GDP per capita $ 4 212 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Armenian dram (֏, AMD)
Calling code +374
Internet TLD .am

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