Population of Armenia
The population of Armenia is over 3 million people.
The Armenian diaspora was formed as a result of persecution, forced resettlement, national and religious persecution by foreign invaders (during the First World War they were exterminated and deported, but many managed to escape and flee to other countries, as a result of which foreign Armenian communities were formed).
About 12 million Armenians live on Earth, who inhabit not so much Armenia as Russia, the USA, the Middle East, Europe.
The national composition of Armenia is represented by:
- Armenians (96%);
- other nations (Azerbaijanis, Yezidi Kurds, Greeks, Russians, Assyrians).
On average, 101 people live per 1 km2, but the Ararat Valley is distinguished by the highest population density (almost half of the country's inhabitants are concentrated here).
The state language is Armenian (it has 2 dialects - Eastern and Western).
Major cities: Yerevan, Vanadzor, Gyumri, Abovyan, Vagharshapat.
Residents of Armenia profess Christianity, Catholicism, Protestantism.
On average, Armenians live up to 74 years. But, nevertheless, Armenia is famous for long-livers - this is facilitated by natural conditions (healing air), the use of delicious, natural products and wine.
The residents of Armenia are increasingly dying of cancer. The reasons for the growth of these diseases are urbanization, environmental pollution, the consumption of genetically modified foods, the intake of hormonal drugs..
Traditions and customs of Armenians
Until today, the Armenians have managed to preserve such traditions as strong family relations, lasting marriage, respect for elders, family and neighborly mutual assistance..
Armenians are hospitable people and they know about it all over the world: on the occasion of any joyful event, they set the table not only at home, but also at work. If you are lucky enough to be present at such feasts, do not refuse to eat and drink, otherwise the Armenians will think that you do not wish them happiness..
In general, Armenians are sure that the more often they set the table, the more happiness they will return..
Wedding traditions are of interest: on the wedding day, the groom must slaughter a bull (a symbol of fertility and procreation). And as witnesses, the newlyweds take a young married couple, whose relationship can serve as an example for them.
In order for the young to reproduce an heir, according to tradition, the bride is allowed to hold a male baby in her arms on the wedding day..
At an Armenian wedding, no one will ever get bored - the celebration is accompanied by songs, dances, music, shooting in the air..
Armenians are hardworking, savvy, temperamental, good-natured and energetic people who are always ready to help..