|Key: ||4140 |
|Issued: ||501 Stamps / end of 1999|
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|Area - 29,800 sq.km; Population - 3,330,000; Capital - Yerevan (Erivan)
A Republic in southwestern Asia, one of the Caucasian states.
Economy is based on agriculture and industry, supplying machine tools, textiles
and other manufactured goods to Russia.
Became an Independent Republic in 1918 and in 1922 conjoined with AZERBAIJAN and
GEORGIA to form the Transcaucasian Soviet Federation as a member state of the
Soviet Union. In 1936, the Federation came apart and the three Republics were
again proclaimed individual States within the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
(see RUSSIA, Soviet Union). Stamps issuing between 1919-1923 when replaced by those of
TRANSCAUCASIAN FEDERATION. Armenia attained independence from the Soviet Union
in 1991, since then reissued stamps. Annual output about 25.
The territory of NAGORNO KARABAKH is inside Azerbaijan but population is mainly ethnic Armenian.
The overprint `H` in Armenian script = initial of 'Hayasdan' = Armenia
|K 60 K surcharged on stamps of Russia|
Russian stamps overprinted or surcharged with Armenian script
National Republic 1919-1920
Soviet Republic 1921-1923
|100 Kopecks = 1 Ruble
100 Luma = 1 Dram (1993)
Russia, Soviet Union