Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia and one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country. It has been the capital since 1918, the population of Yerevan was 1,121,900 people making up to 34% of the total population of Armenia.
The upper photographs are the flag, the shield and the city hall.
Yerevan is a modern, colorful city, situated in the Northeastern part of the Ararat Valley. Yerevan is one of the oldest cities in the world. The fortress Erebuni was founded by King Argishti of Urartu in 782 BC. The Urartu Kingdom was a powerful & highly developed civilization. Thus, according to the cuneiform inscription ‘passport’ (birth certificate) of Yerevan, it’s almost 3000 years old.
The reconstructed ruins of the fortress Erebuni & museum are located in the Southeastern part of the city. The fiesta ‘Erebuni Yerevan’, devoted to the establishment of Yerevan city, is celebrated every year on October.
It is impossible to look around the whole Yerevan City in a day. But, I prefer little villages in a country to a big city. I’m going to the village of the foot of Ararat Mountain, tomorrow.