Tuesday, 12 July 2016

ARMENIA - Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն

Officially the Republic of Armenia (ArmenianՀայաստանի Հանրապետությունtr. Hayastani Hanrapetut’yun), is a landlocked country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in Western Asia, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the south.
Armenia is a unitary, multi-party, democratic nation-state with an ancient cultural heritage. The Satrapy of Armenia was established in the 6th century BC, after the fall of Urartu. In the 1st century BC the Kingdom of Armenia reached its height under Tigranes the Great. Armenia became the first state in the world to adopt Christianity as its official religion, in between late 3rd century to early years of the 4th century (the official date is 301 AD), becoming the first Christian nation." As a result, previously predominant Zoroastrianism and paganism in Armenia gradually declined. An Armenian principality and later a kingdom, known as Cilician Armenia, existed on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea between the 11th and 14th centuries.


These two beautiful airmail covers sent by my good friend Sergey from Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. The covers postmarked on May 03, 2015. Armenia issues beautiful thematic stamps every year.


These beautiful covers sent by my good friend Haysep who live in  Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. The covers posted on June 24, 2016 and I received July 12, 2016. The stamps of Armenia are beautiful and thematic. Thank You Haysep for the perfect covers from Armenia.

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