Yerevan, Armenian

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.

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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 cuneiform inscription 'passport' (birth certificate) of Yerevan

The cuneiform inscription ‘passport’ (birth certificate) of Yerevan

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.

Yerevan Map, City Center

Yerevan Map, City Center

Republic Square

Republic Square

History Museum of Armenia

History Museum of Armenia, taking photos within the museum is prohibited.

Boat statue in the English Park, Yerevan

Boat statue in the English Park, Yerevan

Sakharov Square

Sakharov Square, Andrei Sakharov Monument

Blue Mosque of Yerevan

Blue Mosque of Yerevan

Puck Shuka Market (Closed Market) or Central Bazaar Yerevan

Puck Shuka Market (Closed Market) or Central Bazaar Yerevan

Northern Avenue

Northern Avenue

National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater

National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater

 Swan Lake, Yerevan

Swan Lake, Yerevan

France Square Yerevan

France Square Yerevan

Katoghike St. Astavatsatsin Church, Yerevan

Katoghike St. Astvatsatsin Church, Yerevan

Church St Hovhannes

Church St Hovhannes

Zoravor Church

Zoravor Church

Hrazdan River, Haghtanak Bridge and Ararat Brandy Company

Hrazdan River, Haghtanak Bridge and Ararat Brandy Company

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.

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