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Yerevan (/ˌjɛrəˈvɑːn/; Armenian: Երևան, classical spelling: Երեւան [jɛɾɛˈvɑn], ) is the capital and largest city of Armenia, and one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country. It has been the capital since 1918, the thirteenth in the history of Armenia, and the seventh located in or around the Ararat plain. The history of Yerevan dates back to the 8th century BC, with the founding of the fortress of Erebuni in 782 BC by king Argishti I at the western extreme of the Ararat plain. Erebuni was "designed as a great administrative and religious centre, a fully royal capital." During the centuries long Iranian rule over Eastern Armenia that lasted from the early 16th century up to 1828, it was the center of Iran's Erivan khanate administrative division from 1736. In 1828, it became part of Imperial Russia alongside the rest of Eastern Armenia which conquered it from Iran through the Russo-Persian War between 1826 and 1828. After World War I, Yerevan became the capital of the First Republic of Armenia as thousands of survivors of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire settled in the area. The city expanded rapidly during the 20th century as Armenia became part of the Soviet Union. In a few decades, Yerevan was transformed from a provincial town within the Russian Empire, to Armenia's principal cultural, artistic, and industrial center, as well as becoming the seat of national government. With the growth of the economy of the country, Yerevan has been undergoing major transformation as many parts of the city have been the recipient of new construction since the early 2000s, and retail outlets as much as restaurants, shops, and street cafes, which were rare during Soviet times, have multiplied. As of 2011, the population of Yerevan was 1,060,138, just over 35% of the Republic of Armenia's total population. According to the official estimate of 2016, the current population of the city is 1,073,700. Yerevan was named the 2012 World Book Capital by UNESCO. Yerevan is an associate member of Eurocities.


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Facts and Stats for Yerevan*

  • Pollution Statistics in Yerevan

    Know the pollution level of Yerevan before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 59.21 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47.37 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 48.68 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 23.08 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 57.43 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 41.45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 70.95 (High)
  • Yerevan: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Yerevan for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Yerevan.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.57 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 22.56 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.98 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 60.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 18.07 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25.93 (Low)
    • Attacks 18.6 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 22.29 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.94 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 76.81 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 24.09 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.47 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25.3 (Low)
  • Living in Yerevan - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Yerevan is 122.04 (High)

    • Safety Index 75.59 (High)
    • Climate Index 63.42 (High)
    • Pollution Index 57.56 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.88 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 32.69 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 47.89 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.17 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 34.24 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Yerevan

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Yerevan

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.16 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 54.98 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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