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Armenia
Armenia,, officially the Republic of Armenia,, is a landlocked country A landlocked country is a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often referred to as the land of an individual's birth, residence or citizenship. A country may be an independent sovereign s ... located in the Armenian Highlands of Western Asia Western Asia, West Asia, or Southwest Asia, is the westernmost subregion A subregion is a part of a larger region In geography, regions are areas that are broadly divided by physical characteristics ( physical geography), human impact character ....The UNbr>classification of world regions places Armenia in Western Asia; the CIA The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA; ), known informally as "The Agency" and "The Company", is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the federal government of the United States The federal government of the United States (U.S. ... World Factbook ''The ...
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History Of Armenia
The history of Armenia covers the topics related to the history of the Armenia, Republic of Armenia, as well as the Armenians, Armenian people, the Armenian language, and the regions historically and Armenian Highlands, geographically considered ''Armenian''. Armenia is located in the highlands surrounding the Biblical mountains of Mount Ararat, Ararat. The original Armenians, Armenian name for the country was ''Hayk'', later ''Hayastan'' ( hy, Հայաստան), translated as 'the land of Hayk', derived from Hayk and the Persian language, Persian suffix '-stan' ("land"). The historical enemy of Hayk (the legendary ruler of Armenia) was Bel (mythology), Bel, or in other words Baal (Akkadian cognate Bel (mythology), Bēlu). The name Armenia was given to the country by the surrounding states, and it is traditionally derived from Armenak or Aram (given name), Aram (the great-grandson of Haik's great-grandson, and another leader who is, according to Armenian tradition, the ancest ...
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