Situated along the Hrazdan River, in the western part of the country, at the eastern end of the plain of Ararat, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural and industrial center of the country. The history of Yerevan dates back to the eighth century BC, with the founding of the fortress of Erebuni in 782 BC by King Argishti I on the plains of Ararat. Yerevan is the largest city of Armenia. Erevan is located at a average height of 990 m, its lowest point is located at 865 metres and its highest point is at 1390 metres above the sea level. Geographically, the city is located in the heart of the Armenian plateau.
Yerevan has a continental climate, with hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters. Summers are generally very warm with an average maximum temperature in July reaches 34 ° C, and winters are usually characterized by frequent snowfalls and freezing temperatures. In January is very cold, in this month the average minimum temperature reaches -9 ° C. Rainfall is rare, in one year fall in average only 318 mm of rain / snow. Yerevan has a rate of average annual insolation of 2700 hours of sunshine.
YEREVAN CHRISTMAS MARKET
Dates of the Christmas Market:
Usually December – January
The Christmas Market in Yerevan (Aratchin Nor Darva yev Surp Dznntian Tonavachar). The city of Yerevan, the Armenian capital, has its own Christmas market since December 2012. This was the first nation to recognize Christianity in the world, which has survived so much misery, which is surrounded by its neighbor turkish, that has faced 70 years of Soviet domination, now finds the taste of Christmas through a Christmas market that is unique in the region and continues to grow from year to year.
The Christmas Market in Yerevan was opened in December 2012 in the center of the Armenian capital, on the most important and luxurious pedestrian street of the city. The market consisted originally of 16 wooden cabins that were built for the first time in the whole Caucasus region and in the Far East of Europe. Every year the number of cabins become even bigger and now the market will have 40 chalets decorated with different things for sale such as sausages, handmade Christmas gifts, chocolates, organic soaps, Armenian wine..etc.
The New Year and Christmas market in Armenia is usually held from December to January the date of the Armenian Christmas.