Armenia

Key Facts

Capital: Yerevan
Population: 2,970,495 (July 2012 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Armenian 97.9%, Yezidi (Kurd) 1.3%, Russian 0.5%, other 0.3% (2001 census)
Religion: Armenian Apostolic 94.7%, other Christian 4%, Yezidi (monotheist with elements of nature worship) 1.3%
Age Structure:0-14 years: 17.6%; 15-64 years: 72.4%; over 65 years: 10.1%
GDP: $107.4 billion
Health Expenditure: 4.7% of GDP
Maternal Mortality: 29 deaths/100,000 live births
Education Expenditure: 3% of GDP
Unemployment: 57.6% (male: 47.2%/female: 69.4%)
Military Expenditure: 2.8% of GDP
Mobile Phones: 3.865 million
Internet Users: 208,200

 

Who’s Reporting

Artur Papyan

Artur Papyan works as an internet journalist for RFE/RL’s Armenian service. He also freelances as a media and technology consultant and trainer. In the past, Artur has worked as the Armenian country coordinator for the London based Media Diversity Institute.