TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Currency

The national currency of Armenia is called “Dram” (the code is AMD). In general all payments are being made in dram. The exchange rate is daily maintained by the Central Bank of Armenia. Foreign currency can be exchanged not only in banks, but also hotels and currency exchange offices throughout the city, many of which can be found in large supermarkets. There are banknotes of 1000, 5000, 20000, 50000, 100000 Dram denomination and coins of 10, 50, 100, 200, 500 Dram denomination.

Banking

The Armenian banking system consists of 21 commercial banks, the activity of which is controlled by the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia. The banks in Yerevan are open from 10 am to 4 pm on week-days and from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturdays, without lunch breaks. The ATMs can be found on all the main streets of Yerevan.

Public transportation

The following means of public transportation are available in Armenia:
Metro. Yerevan subway system has one line stretching from the north to the south of the city with 10 stations. The fare is 100 AMD.

Buses. There are buses running in major directions. The fare is 100 AMD.
Minibuses. 12-15 seat minibuses run in almost every direction. The fare is 100 AMD.
Taxi Services. There are many taxi service offices, which accept orders by phone and they offer comfortable cars. The fare is 100 AMD per km (the minimum fare is 600 AMD). It is possible to take a taxi also at the crossroads and the crowded places.

Telephone calls

The country code is +374, Yerevan city code is 10. Outgoing international calls can be made by dialing 00 followed by the country code, the city code and the number.

There are 3 mobile operators – “Beeline”, “VivaCell”, “Orange”, functioning over almost the entire territory of Armenia, and their cards can be purchased at Zvartnots International Airport, at the offices of these operators or at the big stores, having the passport copy. The cards provide 3G connection and high speed Internet. For making calls by the cell phone to the fixed-line number in Yerevan it is necessary to dial 010 followed by the number.

Post offices

The post offices in Armenia work every day from 9 am to 7 pm. Sunday is a day-off.

Airports

Armenia has two major airports. The main airport is Zvartnots International Airport, which is located at a distance of about 12 km from the centre of Yerevan, while the second one is situated in Gyumri. There are flights to and from Yerevan from a lot of cities of the world, including Moscow, Paris, Vienna, Prague, Rome, London, Beirut, Saint Petersburg, Tehran, Milan, Warsaw, Istanbul etc.

Holidays

The shops and restaurants are generally open also on holidays. The following holidays are non-working:

 

December 31-January 6 New Year and Christmas
January 28 Army day
March 8 Women day
April 7 Holiday of Maternity, Beauty and Love
April 24 Memorial day of victims of Armenian Genocide
May 1 Labor day
May 9 Day of Victory and Peace
May 28 Day of the First Republic
June 1 Day of Children Protection
July 5 Constitution day
September 21 Independence day
Beginning of October Holiday Erebuni-Yerevan dedicated to the foundation of the capital city
December 7 Memorial day of the victims of Earthquake of 1988

Communication and signs

Armenian people widely use Armenian and Russian, but most of them can communicate in English also. The roads, state buildings and public places mostly have Latin-lettered signboards.

Some of the Embassies

Belarus 12, Nikol Duman Str., Tel: (10) 22 02 69, (10) 27 56 11.
E-mail: armenia@mfa.gov.by
Bulgaria Nor Aresh, 16, Sophia Str., Tel: (10) 45 82 33.
E-mail: secretaryemb@abv.bg
Canada 10, Vazgen Sargsyan Str., Tel: (10) 56 79 90.
E-mail: aeminn@gmail.com
China 12, Baghramyan Ave., Tel: (10) 56 00 67.
E-mail: chinaemb_am@mfa.gov.cn
Egypt 6a, Sepouh Str., Tel: (10) 22 67 55, (10) 22 01 17, (10) 27 82 13.
E-mail: egyemb@arminco.com
France 8, Gr. Lusavorich Str., Tel: (10) 59 19 50.
E-mail: cad.erevan-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Georgia 2/10, Babayan Str., Tel: (10) 20 07 42, (10) 20 07 38.
E-mail: yerevan.emb@mfa.gov.ge
Germany 29, Charents Str., Tel: (10) 52 32 79, (10) 58 65 91, (10) 52 45 81.
E-mail: info@eriw.diplo.de
Greece 6, Demirchyan Str., Tel: (10) 53 00 51, (10) 53 67 54.
E-mail: gremb.ere@mfa.gr
Italy 5, Italy Str., Tel: (10) 54 23 35, (10) 54 23 36.
E-mail: commerciale.jerevan@esteri.it
Iran 1, Budaghyan Str., Tel: (10) 28 04 57, (10) 23 49 00.
E-mail: info@iranembassy.am
Lebanon 1st St., 13/14 Dzoragiugh., Tel: (10) 50 13 02, (10) 50 13 03.
E-mail: libanarm@gmail.com
Russia 13a, Gr. Lusavorich Str., Tel: (10) 56 72 27, (10) 52 52 18, (10) 58 25 21.
E-mail: info@rusembassy.am
Syria 14, Baghramyan Ave., Tel: (10) 52 40 36, (10) 52 40 28.
E-mail: syria.em.arm@netsys.am
Ukraine 29, Arabkir St., 5/1, Tel: (10) 22 97 27, (10) 25 65 41.
E-mail: emb_am@mfa.gov.ua
United Kingdom of Great Britain 34, Baghramyan Ave., Tel: (10) 26 43 01.
E-mail: enquiries.yerevan@fco.gov.uk
United States of America 1, Amerikian Ave., Tel: (10) 49 42 00.
E-mail: usinfo@usa.am
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