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Geography of Armenia


Location  Southwestern Asia, east of Turkey

Area     total: 29, 800 sq km

               land: 28,400 sq km

               water: 1,400 sq km

Boundariesborder countries: Azerbaijan- proper 566 km, Azerbaijan-Naxcivan exclave  211km, Georgia 164 km, Iran 35 km, Turkey 268 km

Climate  highland continental, hot summers, cold winters

Terrain  Armenian Highland with mountains:  little forest land, fast flowing rivers, good soil in Aras River valley

Elevation extremes  lowest point: Debed river 400 m

                                 highest  point: Aragats mountain 4,090 m

Natural recourses  small deposits of gold, copper, molybdenum, zinc, alumina   

Natural hazards   occasionally severe earthquakes, droughts

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