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  • Holidays - Armenian Travel & Tourism Portal
    toys they wish Christmas Surb Tsnund Observed on January 6 Christmas the Birthday of Christ is celebrated by people all over the world The Armenians celebrate this day as a major Christian religious holiday together with the Epiphany baptism and attend church services in their neighborhoods Part of the ritual is the Blessing of Water when water is blessed with holy chrism symbolic of Christ s baptism The most beautiful and meaningful parts of the holiday occur at home and in church Many families also go to church on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning Then they sit down to enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner According to tradition the main dish is fish and rice prepared with butter Wine is served with dinner Women s Day Observed on March 8 Women s Day is popular among Armenians Men give presents to women and the streets are full of flowers People usually celebrate it with friends and have a good time in cafes restaurants or at home Motherhood and Beauty Day Observed on April 7 Motherhood and beauty day is the second official holiday dedicated to women Where March 8 celebrates all women April 7 is mother s day Everyone gives presents to his or her mother Celebrating each woman as beautiful in her own way mothers are particularly happy to receive flowers People note that Armenians have a whole month of holidays from March 8 to April 7 honoring women Genocide Victims Memorial Day Observed on April 24 Every year on April 24 Armenians all over the world solemnly honor the memory of over a million victims of the 1915 genocide In Armenia tens of thousand of people join the annual procession on foot to Tsitsernakaberd to pay their respects to those who perished in this massive attempt to exterminate the

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  • Useful - Armenian Travel & Tourism Portal
    Pools Sport Clubs Billiards Bowling Play Centres Beauty Health Shopping Souvenirs Antiques Boutiques Wine Brandy Arts crafts Rugs Carpets Bookstores Legal Services Banks Insurance Real Estate Attorney Services Services Taxi Rent a car Translations Photo Video Moving and Parcel Armenia History Regions Aragatsotn Ararat Armavir Gegharkunik Kotayk Lori Shirak Syunik Tavush Vayots Dzor Yerevan Geography Demographics Culture Language Religion Holidays Useful Electricity Climate Currency Telephone Telecommunications Official Government Embassies Visas

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  • Electricity - Armenian Travel & Tourism Portal
    Aragatsotn Ararat Armavir Gegharkunik Kotayk Lori Shirak Syunik Tavush Vayots Dzor Yerevan Geography Demographics Culture Language Religion Holidays Useful Electricity Climate Currency Telephone Telecommunications Official Government Embassies Visas and Passport Transportation Photos Yerevan Landscapes Historical monuments Nature People Events Reviews Related Electricity Climate Currency Telephone Telecommunications Armenia Useful Electricity Travelers from the US will need a converter for household items brought with them as the standard voltage in Armenia is

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  • Climate - Armenian Travel & Tourism Portal
    Embassies Visas and Passport Transportation Photos Yerevan Landscapes Historical monuments Nature People Events Reviews Related Electricity Climate Currency Telephone Telecommunications Armenia Useful Climate Temperatures in Armenia generally depend upon elevation Mountain formations block the moderating climatic influences of the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea creating wide seasonal variations On the Armenian Plateau the mean midwinter temperature is 0 C and the mean midsummer temperature exceeds 25 C Average precipitation ranges from 250 millimeters per year in the lower Arax River valley to 800 millimeters at the highest altitudes Despite the harshness of winter in most parts the fertility of the plateau s volcanic soil made Armenia one of the world s earliest sites of agricultural activity Rainfall Armenia receives a total average precipitation of 550 mm 21 6 inches Ararat Valley receives the least amount of precipitation 200 250 mm 7 9 to 10 inches The most amount of precipitation occurs in the upper regions and during Spring and early Summer with a second rainy season in October and November Sunshine Armenia receives an average of 2700 sun hours of light a year In the summer months the Ararat valley is perpendicular to the sun and each sq cm of land receives per minute 1 46 calories of heat Weather patterns The weather changes according to the great variety of geographic terrain While it may be sunny and hot in the Ararat valley 60 kilometers away in Sevan it may be cold and rainy and snowing in the upper regions of Aragats Common July temperatures range between Ararat Valley highs of 25 30 0 C 77 86 0 F to middle mountain regions summer highs of 18 20 0 C 64 68 0 F The absolute recorded high was 42 0 C 107 6 0 F in Ararat Valley

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  • Currency - Armenian Travel & Tourism Portal
    Culture Language Religion Holidays Useful Electricity Climate Currency Telephone Telecommunications Official Government Embassies Visas and Passport Transportation Photos Yerevan Landscapes Historical monuments Nature People Events Reviews Related Electricity Climate Currency Telephone Telecommunications Armenia Useful Currency The Armenian national currency is the dram Paper notes are issued in denominations of 500 1 000 5 000 10 000 20 000 and 50 000 Dram All new Armenian Dram banknotes have been printed

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  • Telephone - Armenian Travel & Tourism Portal
    Armavir Gegharkunik Kotayk Lori Shirak Syunik Tavush Vayots Dzor Yerevan Geography Demographics Culture Language Religion Holidays Useful Electricity Climate Currency Telephone Telecommunications Official Government Embassies Visas and Passport Transportation Photos Yerevan Landscapes Historical monuments Nature People Events Reviews Related Electricity Climate Currency Telephone Telecommunications Armenia Useful Telephone There are three telephone companies in Armenia Beeline which holds all fixed line and 30 of cellular networks and VivaCell MTS which holds 70 of cellular networks and Orange Beeline has around 550 000 mobile subscribers and VivaCell MTS has around 1 750 000 and Orange has around 250 000 In Armenia telecommunications investments have made major inroads in modernizing and upgrading the outdated telecommunications network inherited from the Soviet era Currently the system is 100 privately owned and undergoing modernization and expansion Additionally the mobile cellular services monopoly terminated in late 2004 and a second provider began operations in mid 2005 Calling Armenia from abroad From abroad to Yerevan marzes mobile network Nagorno Karabakh fixed tel network and Nagorno Karabakh mobile network 374 Destination Code Subscriber Number to Yerevan regions marzes 374 Mobile Network Code Mobile Subscriber Number to mobile network 374 47 Subscriber Number to NK fixed telephone network 374 97

    Original URL path: http://www.travel.am/telephone/21/ (2015-06-14)
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  • Telecommunications - Armenian Travel & Tourism Portal
    Services Services Taxi Rent a car Translations Photo Video Moving and Parcel Armenia History Regions Aragatsotn Ararat Armavir Gegharkunik Kotayk Lori Shirak Syunik Tavush Vayots Dzor Yerevan Geography Demographics Culture Language Religion Holidays Useful Electricity Climate Currency Telephone Telecommunications Official Government Embassies Visas and Passport Transportation Photos Yerevan Landscapes Historical monuments Nature People Events Reviews Related Electricity Climate Currency Telephone Telecommunications Armenia Useful Telecommunications Radio As of 2008 Armenia has 9 AM stations 17 FM stations and one shortwave station Additionally there are approximately 850 000 radios in existence Primary network provider is TRBNA Television Armenia has 48 private television stations alongside 2 public networks with major Russian channels widely available throughout the country In year 2008 TRBNA upgraded main circuit to digital distribution system based on DVB IP and MPEG2 standards Internet There are approximately 1 400 000 Internet users and approximately 65 279 Internet hosts in Armenia The country code Top level domain for Armenia is am Armentel s the national communications company s only fiber optic connection to the Internet enters Armenia through Georgia via Marneuli and then connects to the rest of the Internet via an undersea fiber optic cable in the Black Sea Armenia is

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  • Official - Armenian Travel & Tourism Portal
    Pools Sport Clubs Billiards Bowling Play Centres Beauty Health Shopping Souvenirs Antiques Boutiques Wine Brandy Arts crafts Rugs Carpets Bookstores Legal Services Banks Insurance Real Estate Attorney Services Services Taxi Rent a car Translations Photo Video Moving and Parcel Armenia History Regions Aragatsotn Ararat Armavir Gegharkunik Kotayk Lori Shirak Syunik Tavush Vayots Dzor Yerevan Geography Demographics Culture Language Religion Holidays Useful Electricity Climate Currency Telephone Telecommunications Official Government Embassies Visas

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