Armenia is a country and a former Soviet republic in Asia and Europe’s rocky Caucasus region. It is characterised by religious destinations including the Greco-Roman Temple of Garni and the Etchmiadzin Cathedral of the fourth century, the central station of the Armenian Church, among the earliest Christian civic establishments.
Armenia is a landlocked country in the geographic district of Transcaucasus (South Caucasus), situated in the Southern Caucasus Mountains and their marshes between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea and the upper east of the Armenian Highlands. Armenia is bordered by Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east; Iran to the south; and Turkey to the southwest and west.
Armenia is affiliated with some 40 organisations worldwide, including the United Nations; the Council of Europe; the Asian Development Bank; the Commonwealth of Independent States; the World Trade Organisation; the World Customs Organisation; the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organisation; and La Francophonie. Together, she is a member of the CSTO military organization and also participates in the Partnership for Peace program of NATO.