Location:  Southwestern Asia, between Turkey (to the west) and Azerbaijan

Geographic coordinates:  40 00 N, 45 00 E

total:    29,743 sq km
land:     28,203 sq km
water:  1,540 sq km

Area - comparative:  slightly smaller than Maryland
Border countries (5):   Azerbaijan 996 km, Georgia 219 km, Iran 44 km, Turkey 311 km, Nagorno-Karabakh (NKR) 4400 sq km

Coastline:  0 km (landlocked)

Climate:  highland continental, hot summers, cold winters

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

Natural resources:  Deposits of gold, copper, molybdenum, zinc, bauxite
*Source:  The World Factbook