Apricot

Apricots have been cultivated for thousands of years in Asia and Europe. Europeans believed the apricot originated in Armenia and thus began to call it the Armenian apple. Today about 50 different varieties of apricots are grown in Armenia. They are enjoyed from the middle of June till late August. The rich volcanic soil and the abundance of sunshine in Armenia give apricots grown there a distinct sweetness that causes many people to consider them among the tastiest in the world.

The apricot has been the symbol of nationality and victory for Armenians for many centuries.

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Mount Ararat

Ararat (5165 meter) is the highest mountain of Armenian highland. The Bible says that Noah’s ark landed on the mountains of Ararat after the great flood. Ararat is the national symbol of the Republic of Armenia, Armenian people praised the holy mountain of Ararat in their paintings, songs and movies.

Ararat (5165 meter) is the highest mountain of Armenian highland.

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