Armenia Population 2017
Armenia's population is estimated at 2.989 million, down from the 3.018 million confirmed during the 2011 census. The country has a population density of 101 people per square kilometer (263/square mile). Armenia is the second-most densely populated of the former Soviet republics.
Armenia’s largest city, Yerevan, has a population of approximately 1.2 million people. Yerevan is one of the world’s oldest, continually inhabited cities in existence to this day. This area of Armenia is where it is speculated that Noah’s Ark would have landed, by all research and accounts. Armenia is urbanizing at a rate of 0.5%, but has seen a population decrease by about 6% over the most recent 4 years.
The ethnic tapestry of Armenia is 98% ethnic Armenians, while the rest are primarily Yazidis, with some Russian ethnicity present.
Religious devotion in Armenia is traditionally Christian. Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as a national religion, and antiquity shows this occurred around 301 A.D. Over 93% of the current populous claims to be part of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Catholicism exists in Armenia, as well as Sunni Islam, both practiced by a small fraction of Armenian residents.
Armenia has a large diaspora, with about 8 million Armenians living throughout the world. Thisi is much larger than the current 3 million population of Armenia itself. The largest communities outside of Armenia are in Russia, Iran, France, the U.S., Canada, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere.
Source: Սէրուժ Ուրիշեան (Serouj Ourishian)