REPUBLICAN REFERENCE

Area (sq.km)
29,743

Population
2,970,495

Capital
Yerevan

Currency
Dram

President
Serzh Sargsyan

ARMENIA

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An Orthodox Christian country, Armenia was incorporated into Russia in 1828 and the USSR in 1920. There is a national preoccupation with the long conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated exclave, assigned to Soviet Azerbaijan in the 1920s by Moscow. Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the exclave in 1988; the struggle became more intense after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By May 1994, when a cease-fire took hold, Armenian forces held not only Nagorno-Karabakh but also a significant portion of Azerbaijan as well. The economies of both sides have been hurt by their inability to make substantial progress toward a peaceful resolution. 

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