Armenian History and Culture

Armenia is a mountainous country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, situated basically at the juncture of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran border the region geographically.

Armenia is a former republic of the Soviet Union and currently exists as a democratic state with the second highest population of any former Soviet Republic.

The population is roughly 3.2 million, but the Armenian diaspora—representation in other countries globally—is estimated to exceed 8 million people.

Armenian American Education and Advancement

It’s extremely appropriate that the very first Armenian Americans emigrated to the United States in search of higher education—Today’s Armenian American population is statistically one of the most educated ethnicities in the country.

According to U.S. Census information, Armenian Americans have a high school graduation rate of 88 percent. Additionally, 70 percent of second-generation Armenian Americans hold Bachelor’s Degrees.

Armenian Religious History

Religiously, Armenia is known to be the first state to officially adopt Christianity as the nation’s religion—an act which occurred in the early 4th century.

Armenia has many Christian roots—it surrounds the mountains of Ararat, the site the Bible notes as the landing spot of Noah’s ark after surviving the allegorical floods.

Art, Music and Culture

Unique art, science, sport, music and dance proliferate within the rich Armenian culture. Armenia is thought to be the birthplace of many forms of needle art, in addition to rich fashions, silver and gold crafting, pottery and ceramics and famous monuments and statues.

For more information on the richness of Armenian culture, visit the following links:

Armenian Heritage

Armenian Museum in Fresno CA

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