Bird stamps from Armenia.

Armenia is a landlocked mountainous country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, 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.

A former republic of the Soviet Union, Armenia is a unitary, multiparty, democratic nation-state with an ancient and historic cultural heritage. The Kingdom of Armenia became the first state to adopt Christianity as its religion in the early years of the 4th century (the traditional date is 301).

The modern Republic of Armenia recognizes the Armenian Apostolic Church as the national church of Armenia, although the republic has separation of church and state.

Armenia is a member of more than 40 international organisations, including the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the Asian Development Bank, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the World Trade Organization, World Customs Organization, the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, and La Francophonie.

It is a member of the CSTO military alliance, and also participates in NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme. In 2004 its forces joined KFOR, a NATO-led international force in Kosovo. It is also an observer member of the Eurasian Economic Community and the Non-Aligned Movement. The country is an emerging democracy, and is currently in a negotiation process with the European Union, of which it may become an Associate Member in the near future

Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1922.01   Definitives      
1k     48     Common Crane    Grus grus     Red
1k     48     Common Crane    Grus grus     = 1, slate

1995.01   27.04.1995   Flora and fauna of Armenia      
Red Kite Milvus milvus Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
40d     37     Red Kite    Milvus milvus     
60d     37     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     

2003.01   26.06.2003   Rehabilitation of Lake Gilli      
Armenian Gull Larus armenicus
220d     66     Armenian Gull    Larus armenicus     

2007.01   27.10.2007   Birds      
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus
120d     29     Dalmatian Pelican    Pelecanus crispus     
200d     37     Cinereous Vulture    Aegypius monachus     

2011.01   05.09.2011   Birds      
230d     212     Bluethroat    Luscinia svecica     
330d     177     Great Tit    Parus major     

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