Which country is Armenia located in?
Armenia is located in the Middle East. Together with Georgia and Azerbaijan, it is one of the countries of the South Caucasus. The Caucasus is a high mountain range that stretches between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.
Armenia has no access to a sea. So it is a landlocked country. There are land borders with Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey. In addition, Nakhchivan, an Azerbaijani exclave, is located in the south-west. To the southeast is Nagorno-Karabakh, which has split off from Azerbaijan. Mostly Armenians live there. Armenia is about the same size as the German state of Brandenburg.
Armenia is a very mountainous country: 90 percent of the country is located at an altitude of over 1000 meters. The mountains include the foothills of the Lesser Caucasus in the north, as well as the Armenian Highlands in the rest of the country.
The highest mountain of Armenia is an extinct volcano, the Aragats. It is 4090 meters high. The whole area is at risk of earthquakes, because two earth plates collide here.
Already on the Turkish territory, but close to the border with Armenia, is Mount Ararat. It is considered a national symbol of Armenia. Until 1915, Armenians settled around the Ararat.
The largest lake in Armenia is Lake Sevan. It is located in the east of the country. It measures about 940 square kilometers. It used to be much bigger. However, a lot of water was taken from it for agriculture, and so the water level dropped sharply. Lake Sevan is located at an altitude of 1900 meters. This makes it one of the largest high mountain lakes in the world.
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