12 Interesting Facts About Armenia That You Might Not Know

Recently we traveled to Armenia and discovered so many interesting things about this beautiful country! Here are some interesting things about Armenia that you might not know.

1. Chess is a compulsory subject in schools

Interesting huh? All students have to take chess as a compulsory subject in school and there are even exams for it! The photo below shows the renowned Tigran Petrosian Chess House in Yerevan where many huge international chess tournaments have been held.Cool Stuff Cool Stuff Cool Stuff Cool Stuff Cool Stuff Cool Stuff

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Can you spot those chess pieces?

2. Armenia was the first country to have adopted Christianity as its state religion

Today, 97% of the population today are Christians and Armenia has one of the most beautiful churches in the world. Check out our post on the 10 most beautiful Armenian churches that you must visit. The country was converted to Christianity back in 301AD by St Gregory Illuminator and since then, many churches have been built under his name. There are so many beautiful churches in Armenia and we have come up with our own list of the top 10 most beautiful churches in Armenia.Cool Stuff Cool Stuff Cool Stuff Cool Stuff Cool Stuff Cool Stuff

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Khor Virap Monastery

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