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Climats in Armenia Are Markedly Continental

Aug 18, 2007
Armenia is a landlocked country in the southern Caucasus. Located between the Black and Caspian Seas, the country is bordered on the north and east by Georgia and Azerbaijan and on the south and west by Iran and Turkey.

The climate in Armenia is markedly continental. Summers are dry and sunny, lasting from June to mid September. The temperature fluctuates between 22 and 36 degrees. However, the low humidity level mitigates the effect of high temperatures. Evening breezes blowing down the mountains provide a welcome refreshing and cooling effect. Springs are short, while falls are long. Autumns are known for their vibrant and colourful foliage. Winters are quite cold with plenty of snow, with temperatures ranging between 5 and 10 degrees. Winter sports enthusiasts enjoy skiing down the hills of Tsakhkadzor, located thirty minutes outside Yerevan. Lake Sevan nestled up in the Armenian highlands, is the second largest lake in the world relative to its altitude, 1,900 meters above sea level.

Armenians have their own distinctive alphabet and language. The alphabet was invented in 405 AD by Saint Mesrob Mashtots and consists of thirty eight letters, two of which were added during the Cilician period. 96 percent of the people in the country speak Armenian, while 75 percent of the population additionally speaks Russian although English is becoming increasingly popular.

Acknowledged as one of the cradles of civilization. It is a beautiful country with a sophisticated people and a long and cultured history. As a result, Armenia is an intriguing tourist destination.

Numerous monuments and masterpieces of the Ancient era and middle Ages can be found throughout the country. Tourism in Armenia is rooted in the countries historical landmarks and natural attractions such as the water resorts of Lake Sevan, the hot springs of Arzni and Jermuk, the forests of Dilijan, Aghveran, Tsaghkadzor, Bjurakan and Gugark and the mountainous natural caves and cliffs of the Southeast region.

The 5165 meter Mount Ararat, geographically located in Turkey, is a national symbol of Armenia and is visible from much of the Southwest region.

Yerevan, the ancient capital of Armenia, extends you a warm and friendly welcome. It is one of the oldest cities in the world. The earliest recorded settlement there dates back to 782 BC. King Argishty I founded a fortress city in the north-eastern part of present day Yerevan, with the following cuneiform inscription, with the majesty of God Khald, Argishty, son of Menua, built up this inaccessible castle and named it Erebuni. You can still see relics from this part of our history at the Erebuni Museum in Yerevan.
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Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Armenia Rental Site
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