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Armenia is a country located in Asia. According to AbbreviationFinder, AM is the two-letter ISO code of Armenia, and ARM is the three-letter country abbreviation for Armenia.

Armenia – Physical and historical region of southwestern Asia, extending between 38 ° and 41 ° lat. N and 37 ° and 47 ° long. E Gr. And about 140,000 km 2 wide.

From the physical point of view, the Armenia identifies with the Armenian Acrocoro, a vast undulating complex of other lands, bordered on the N by the eastern section of Pontici Mountains, NE from the Piccolo Caucasus and to the South from the Armenian Taurus; as western and eastern limits the course of the Euphrates and the depression of Urmia. From the surface of the acrocoro, whose average altitude varies between 1500 and 1800 m, numerous, much higher, often volcanic, peaks rise, such as the Ararat. The climate is temperate continental mountain, with long and rigid winters, hot summers and accentuated aridity. Among the hydrographic elements, the most significant are the Euphrates and various lakes (L. di Van, L. di Sevan and others) whose waters are salty due to the significant evaporation due to heat and summer dryness. The vegetation is a xerophilous steppe.

As a historical region the Armenia it corresponds more or less to the maximum extension reached by the ancient Armenian kingdom. Currently, about 80% of the Armenia it is included in Turkey; the rest forms the territory of the Republic of Armenia, except for two small eastern strips belonging to the Georgia and to Iran. The largest ethnic group is that of the Kurds, followed by Armenians, Turks, Georgians. The most notable cities are the capital of the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, and Erzurum, in Turkey.

Yearbook 1997

Armenia. The country’s Prime Minister Armen Sarkisian resigned in March due to ill health. President Levon Ter-Petrosian added Robert Kotjarjan to the post. He was previously president of the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.

According to Countryaah, the national day of Armenia is September 21. Georgia’s President Eduard Shevardnadze made his first official state visit to Armenia in May. An agreement that the countries should cooperate in a number of areas, including research, banking, environmental protection and education, were concluded at the visit. Armenia also sought cooperation with the Russian Federation, and the country’s president met President Boris Yeltsin during the year. An agreement was signed in which the two countries pledged to continue their peaceful cooperation.

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Large demonstrations broke out in October in Armenia’s capital Yerevan. The Armenians demonstrated against their president’s approval of a peace plan for Nagorno-Karabakh, which the European Security Organization (OSCE) supported. According to the plan, Armenia and Azerbaijan will work to give the enclave a comprehensive autonomy.

In April 2016, serious armed clashes occurred in Nagorno-Karabakh, killing at least 30 Armenian and Azerbaijani soldiers.

In July, a group of armed men stormed a Yerevan police station, killing 1 officer, wounding 2 and taking several hostages. After the storm at the police station, several hundred protesters gathered at Freedom Square to show their solidarity with the armed group, demand the release of the leader of the armed group, Jirair Sefilian as well as the departure of the President. The following weeks, the protests spread in Yerevan, and there were frequent clashes between police and protesters. On July 20, it clashed after protesters tried to deliver food to the armed group at the police station. Police sought to impede the delivery, and were instead met by stones and bottles. Police again responded with tear gas and shock grenades that also hit peaceful protesters. 136 were subsequently arrested. 9 days later, new clashes between protesters and police came not far from the occupied police station. Police too hard forward and 60 protesters were injured. Subsequently, Yerevan’s police chief was fired and 13 policemen – several senior officials – were sanctioned for not preventing attacks on protesters and journalists.

In September 2016, Prime Minister Abrahamyan resigned and criticized his government’s inability to deal with the current economic and political challenges. He was replaced at the post by Yerevan’s former mayor, Karen Karapetyan. Despite some economic growth during the year, unemployment remained at 18%.