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Armenia

Republic of Armenia
Hayastani Hanrapetoutioun

Political Status: Armenian Republic established on November 29, 1920; joined the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) as part of the Transcaucasian Soviet Socialist Republic on December 30, 1922; became a constituent republic of the USSR on December 5, 1936; independence declared September 23, 1991, following national referendum of September 21.

Area: 11, 506 sq. mi. (29, 800 sq. km.).

Population: 3, 210, 606 (2001C); 3, 231, 000 (2010E).

Major Urban Centers (2005E): YEREVAN (1, 102, 000), Gumayri (formerly Leninakan, 149, 000).

Official Language: Armenian.

Monetary Unit: Dram (official rate November 1, 2010: 356.00 drams = $1US).

President: Serzh SARKISIAN (Republican Party of Armenia); directly elected in first round of balloting on February 19, 2008, and inaugurated for a five-year term on April 9 in succession to ...

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