Coat of arms: consists of an eagle and a lion supporting a shield. The coat of arms combines new and old symbols. The eagle and lion are ancient Armenian symbols dating from the first Armenian kingdoms that existed prior to Christ. These symbols are found on the Armenian Highland from times immemorial. Numerous Armenian dynasties such as Artaxiad, Arsacid, Bagratuni and Rubenid, used these symbols as their royal insignia.

Flag: the Armenian Tricolour consists of three horizontal bands of equal width, red on the top, blue in the middle, and orange (also described as «colour of apricot») on the bottom. 

The red emblematizes the Armenian Highland, the Armenian people's continued struggle for survival, maintenance of the Christian faith, Armenia's independence and freedom. The blue emblematizes the will of the people of Armenia to live beneath peaceful skies. The orange emblematizes the creative talent and hard-working nature of the people of Armenia.

  • Anthem: «Mer Hayrenik» («Our Fatherland»). Barsegh Kanachyan composed the music, while the lyrics were authored by Mikael Nalbandian. 
  • Official languages: Armenian.
  • Geographical location: it is located in Western Asia on the Armenian Highlands, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Republic of Artsakh and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and Azerbaijan's exclave of Nakhchivan to the south.
  • Administrative divisions: Armenia is divided into ten provinces, with the city of Yerevan having special administrative status as the country's capital. The chief executive in each of the ten provinces is the marzpet (marz governor), appointed by the government of Armenia. In Yerevan, the chief executive is the mayor, appointed by the president. Within each province are communities.
  • Capital: Yerevan.
  • Governance: politics of Armenia takes place in a framework of representative parliamentary democratic republic. Until transition in April 2018 Armenian constitution adhered to the model of semi-presidential republic. According to the current Constitution of Armenia, the President is the head of state holding largely representational functions, while the Prime Minister is the head of government and exercises executive power. Legislative power is vested in the unicameral parliament is also called the Azgayin Zhoghov or National Assembly. Armenia is a member of the Eurasian Economic Union, the Council of Europe and the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
  • Population: 2.99 million.
  • Currency: Dram.
  • GDP: $10.6 billion.
  • Time zone: UTC +4.
  • Telephone code: +374.
  • Barcode: 485.

Trade and economic cooperation between Belarus and Armenia

Belarus is an important trade partner of Armenia. In recent years, trade and economic cooperation between two countries has been rapidly developing. From 2001 to 2015 trade turnover increased in 12.1 times (from $2.9 to $35.4 million), Belarusian exports increased in 22.7 times (from $1.2 to $22.7 million).

Belarus and Armenia may enhance cooperation in industry, agriculture, jewelry industry, science and technologies.

Belarus's most valuable products, imported by Armenia are tyres, automotive equipment, wire and cables, wood and articles thereof, chemical products, medicaments, hosiery, food products, paper and paperboard.

Spirits, jewelry, wine, canned fruits and vegetables, medicaments and flowers are imported from Armenia.

Belarus's most promising products (services) to export to Armenia:

  • Mining vehicles;
  • Mining equipment;
  • Agricultural machinery, including mowers and trailers;
  • Trucks, busses, trolley busses, loading machinery, excavators, road-construction machinery;
  • Cars and parts thereof;
  • Accumulators;
  • Lifting machinery;
  • Metal products (rolled iron, grids, tubes);
  • Petrochemical products (tyres, engine oils, plastics and articles thereof, cleaning agents and etc.)
  • Products for jewelry industry;
  • Tobacco goods;
  • Spirits;
  • Sugar;
  • Meat and dairy products;
  • Chocolate goods;
  • Woven fabrics of cotton, woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn;
  • Clothing of textile materials, knitted clothing;
  • Medicaments;
  • Medical equipment;
  • Health care services;
  • Wood and articles thereof (boards, furniture, wallpaper, paper and paperboard);
  • Fertilizers, crop protection agents;
  • Veterinary preparations;
  • IT services;
  • Construction and engineering services.


This article has been prepared on the basis of information provided by the National Centre for Marketing and Price Study of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Armenia, and taken from public sources. The information presented herein is for informative purposes only. In this regard, it may be useful for the companies, which have been working in Armenia for a long time, as well as for those, which are going to enter this market. Any questions, feedbacks and comments concerning this article are welcome. All of them will be fully considered and taken into account, if possible. If you have any information that may be interesting and useful for the visitors of this page, please write to us.

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