Armenia National Parks, National Parks Guy

Armenia National Parks Information

Updated: 03/04/2016

Armenia National Parks, National Parks GuyThe Republic of Armenia might be considered a transcontinental country, as it is landlocked between Europe and Asia, located in the Southern Caucasus, and is considered a part of Europe. Armenia has one of the world’s oldest civilisations (Evidence from about 4000 BC) and its native name was originally Hayk, later extended to Hayastan. It is about the size of Belgium, but unlike Belgium is very mountainous.

In Biblical terms, Armenia holds Mount Ararat as a symbol for it’s faith. It is believed that Armenia was also the first country to adopt Christianity as it’s faith in 301 AD, and the Armenian Apostolic Church is based on the belief that two of Jesus’ disciples came to Armenia to spread the message of Christianity.

What is fascinating about the geography of Armenia is that is has seven of the major habitats found on earth. They range from desert to swamp land. Huge forests and alpine meadows cover the country and farmland is relatively scarce. The Armenian’s have gone to great lengths to preserve what habitats they have and have set aside nearly 10% of their countries habitats to National Parks (or reserves of special interest), enabling the preservation of rare species. The first Armenia National Parks were established in 1958, laying the foundation for the future preservation of wildlife and areas of outstanding beauty.

In Erebuni Reserve, three out of the four species of wild wheat still exist! Armenia is also creating new Armenia National Parks and Reserves which include, Arpi Lich, Jermuk, Zangezour, Vorotan, Arevik, Gnishik, and Kiranc.

Armenia National Parks:

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National Park  Location

1. Arevik National Park

2. Dilijan National Park

3. Erebuni Reserve

4. Lake Arpi National Park

5. Sevan National Park

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*More activities may be available at individual parks.


Armenia Tourist Office

Contact details

 Contact Line:
(+374) 542 303 (542 306)
Armenia Visitor Information Centre
3 Nalbandyan StReet
Languages of Armenia Eastern Armenian
Western Armenian
French (Limited)
German (Limited)
Currency  Armenian Dram
Population  2.872 Million (2011 Estimate)
Time zone 4 Hours ahead of GMT
Armenia Website
Inoculations (Suggested) Traveller Suggested Vaccines:
Hepatitis A
For Some Travellers
Hepatitis B
Emergency Telephone No. Main Number – 112 / 911
Police – 102
Medical – 103
Fire – 101
British Travel Advice
American Travel Advice
Electricity 220v-240v – 2 round prong sockets
International Airports Zvartnots International Airport
Shirak Airport
Drinking Water Quality Fine, Bottled Water Available
‘Pulpulak’ (1m high street water fountains) are free to use
Armenia’s Land Mass 2 974 300 ha
National Parks Area 225 632 ha
% of National Parks Land to Armenia’s Mass 7.59% of Land Mass
% Of AM National Parks To World Land Mass
(14 842 900 000 ha)

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