Is Armenia in Europe? Are Armenians European? These questions very often rise to the people who have heard about our country, but don’t know much about it.
So, in this article we will clarify whether Armenia is in Europe, Asia or Middle East?
Geographically, Armenia is situated in South Caucasus region between Europe and Asia. Our beautiful mountainous country is located between Black sea and Caspian Sea, landlocked by Georgia on the north, Azerbaijan on the east, Iran on the south and Turkey on the west. Armenia was considered to be a trade center between two continents for many centuries.
Is Armenia in the Middle East? In the past Armenia has been associated with the Middle East and Asia, but recently it is being considered more as a European country based on its economic and political trends.
However, it could be argued that Armenia has closer political, cultural and linguistic ties with Europe than Asia.
Are Armenians European? Armenians are Middle Eastern people both genetically and culturally. A DNA analysis shows that Armenians have the exact same DNA composition as the Assyrians, which indicates that at one point these were one people later split into two groups.