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Transcript of Armenia
Male Expectancy: 69.85
Female Expectancy: 77.56 Bordering Countries:
Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey
and Georgia Landlocked Government Type: Republic Leaders:
Prime Minister Tigran Yerevan Absolute Location of CC: 40 degrees, 10 minutes North,
44 degrees, 30 minutes East Highest Point:
Aragats Lerrnagagat, 4,090m Lowest Point:
Debed River, 400m Natural Resources:
Gold, copper, molybdenum,
zinc and bauxite. Literacy Total: 99.6
Male Total: 99.7
Female Total: 99.4 2,970,495
Rank:138 Population Density: 99.87 Population Below the Poverty Line: 35.8% Unemployment Rate:57.6%
Rank: 1 Climate Description:
Highland Continental, Cold Winters, Hot Summers Armenian 97.9%
Other 0.3% Armenian 97.7%
Other 0.4% Armenian Apostolic 94.7
Yezidi 1.3% 29,743 sq km
Rank: 143 Alaverdi
Kapan Agriculture Products:
Fruit, Vegetables, Livestock Industries:
Electric motors,Tires, Knitted wear,
Hosiery, Shoes, Silk fabric, Food processing,
Brandy, Mining, Chemicals, Trucks, Instruments,
Microelectronics, Jewelry manufacturing,
Software development 8,000,000 Armenians live
outside of Armenia More than half a million
people have left Armenia
in search of jobs. More than half a
million people have
left Armenia in search
of jobs. One-third Armenians live in
the capital city English is becoming
popular in Armenia The Armenian alphabet
has 39 letters. 95% of the population belongs to the Armenian Apostolic Church General Attitudes Armenians view themselves as strong willed, patient, persevering people with a strong sense of entrepreneurship. Armenians have a somewhat sarcastic sense of humor. Armenians believe it is the responsibility of the parents to provide their children with the best schooling possible. Personal Appearance Many families spend a substantial portion of their income on clothing Armenians pay great attention to their hair In the past, shorts were only worn for athletic events Greetings To greet, Armenians say, "Barev" ("Let good be with you"). Men shake hands and sometimes kiss acquaintances. Women hug and kiss Before parting, people say, "Araijem" ("See you later") Armenians address people by their first name. When greeting close friends, they add "-jan" to the end of their name. Gestures Armenians often use their eyes, hands, shoulders and head to be more clear. During conversation eye contact is expected People shake their shoulders to show indifference, but in formal settings such body movements are considered impolite. Chewing gum and putting feet up on furniture is impolite. Visiting Armenians try to greet guests generously. A common saying is, "Any guest is on the top of my head". Flowers are given to the hostess and only in odd numbers (except for funerals when they get an even number). Eating The day's first meal consists of coffee or tea and a pastry. Children are served bread, butter,
cheese, boiled eggs, honey or jam,
and warm milk. Lunch is eaten at midday and dinner is eaten after 6:00 p.m. Elbows cannot be on the table, and hands and wrists must be on the table. Family Mediterranean, Humid Subtropical Most Urban families have four members; a mother, a father, and two children. Rural families usually have
three or four children. From the age of 6, children start doing chores Housing Most apartments are made of stone or cement, with a balcony for each apartment. Most homes have a pink-orange limestone exterior. In rural areas, homes are built using the same pink-orange tufa stone as private urban homes A typical home is two stories and much larger than apartments. Dating and Marriage Most Armenian couples begin dating around age 18. Traditional weddings take place in a church. Armenians don't approve of divorce. Life Cycle At birth, children receive gifts of jewelry.
Some parents name their children after
literary figures. Diet Barbecue is usually prepared and cooked by men.
Armenia produces an abundance of fruit: grapes, peaches, apples, pears, cherries, mulberries, figs, walnuts, strawberries, and many others. Recreation Soccer is the most popular sport.
Armenians also like tennis, swimming,
wrestling, basketball, and table tennis. The Arts Sayat-Nova's love songs are popular.
Dancing is an important form of Armenian
artistic expression. Circle dances are
performed on festive occasions. Holidays Armenian holidays consist of:
*New Years (Jan. 1)
*Armenian Christmas (Jan. 6)
*National Army Day (Jan. 28)
*International Women's Day (Mar. 8)
*Genocide Commemoration Day (Apr. 24)
*Victory and Peace Day (May 9)
*First Republic Day (May 28)
*Constitution Day (July 5)
*Independence Day (Sept. 21)
*Day of Remembrance for the 1988 Earthquake
(Dec. 7) Armenia's Population is growing
at a rate of 0.06%