The plateau is bordered on the east by Iran, on the west by Asia Minor, on the north by the Transcaucasian plains, and on the south by the Mesopotamian plains.The plateau consists of a complex set of mountain ranges, volcanic peaks, valleys, lakes, and rivers.You may be pleased to know my little hot box is back in action. Holy fuckng shit, just discovered this STUNNING young girl.
Half of its inhabitants live in the Ararat plain, which constitutes only 10 percent of its territory and includes the capital city of Yerevan.
Yerevan houses one-third of the country's population.
Its alphabet was invented by the monk Mesrob in 406 which was based on a version of nineteenth century Armenian spoken in Istanbul and is used mainly in the Diaspora, and Eastern Armenian, which was based on the Armenian spoken in Yerevan and is used in the ex-Soviet countries and Iran.
This latter dialect was subjected to orthographic reforms during the Soviet era.
About one million Armenians live in various European countries, and half a million Armenians live in the Middle East and Africa. When Armenia was under Russian and Soviet rule, Russian constituted the second official language.
The ethnic composition of Armenia's population is 93.3 percent Armenian; 1.5 percent Russian; 1.7 percent Kurdish; and 3.5 percent Assyrian, Greek, and other. The Armenian language is an Indo-European language.
Present-day Armenia—the republic of Armenia—is a small mountainous republic that gained its independence in 1991, after seven decades of Soviet rule.
It constitutes one-tenth of the historical Armenian plateau.
It is also the main water reservoir of the Middle East, as two great rivers—the Euphrates and the Tigris— originate in its high mountains.
The mean altitude of the Armenian plateau is 5,600 feet (1,700 meter) above sea level.
There is also "Grabar" Armenian, the original written language, which is still used in the liturgy of the Armenian national (Apostolic) church. Mount Ararat has had symbolic significance for all Armenians. It may be seen on the horizon from Yerevan, but like a mirage it remains inaccessible to Armenians.