], Armenian Hayastan,
officially Republic of Armenia, republic (2005 est. pop. 2,983,000), 11,500 sq mi (29,785 sq km), in the S Caucasus. Armenia is bounded by Turkey on the west, Azerbaijan on the east (the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
of Azerbaijan is on its southwestern border), Iran on the southwest, and Georgia on the north. Yerevan
is the capital.
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