Armenia is a nation, and former Soviet republic, in the mountainous Caucasus region between Asia and Europe. Among the earliest Christian civilizations, it’s defined by religious sites including the Greco-Roman Temple of Garni and 4th-century Etchmiadzin Cathedral, headquarters of the Armenian Church. Khor Virap Monastery is a pilgrimage site near Mount Ararat, a dormant volcano just across the border in Turkey.
The climate is highland continental,dry with four seasons. Temperatures in Armenia can vary considerably between seasons. The summer is generally pleasant reaching 25, though in the Ararat valley temperatures can climb to 40.
Armenia is associated with around 40 worldwide associations, including the United Nations; the Council of Europe; the Asian Development Bank; the Commonwealth of Independent States; the World Trade Organization; World Customs Organization; the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation; and La Francophonie. It is an individual from the CSTO military organization together, and furthermore partakes in NATO’s Partnership for Peace program.