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Present Day Armenian Statistics

Armenians Worldwide: 10,000,000

Armenians in the United States*

USA 700,000
East Coast
New York 100,000 15%
Boston 100,000 15%
Detroit 70,000 10%
Chicago 70,000 10%
West Coast
Fresno280,00040%
Other70,00010%

Armenians Worldwide

Armenia 3,800,000
Russia 2,500,000
Middle East 1,000,000
USA 700,000
Europe 520,000
South America 360,000
Australia 70,000
Canada 50,000
Other 500,000

Waves of Immigration to USA

  • 1912-1929 - Over 100,000 emigrated from:
    • Asia Minor - 45%
    • France - 33%
    • Greece - 6%
    • Syria - 6%
    • Bulgaria - 6%
    • India - 5%

Due to Turkish pogroms

  • 1975-1983 - Over 200,000

Due to Iran/Lebanon conflicts

  • 1988 - 25,000

Due to Azeri pogroms

  • 1990 - Gale Encyclopedia of Multi-Cultural America

Population in Armenia

Armenia3,765,000
Yerevan 1,300,000
Armenians 93.3%
Azeris 2.6%
Assyrians
Greeks
Jews
Kurds
Russians
Yezidis 4.1%
Armenia, 1998 Unresolved Issues to Watch

Republic of Armenia
Hayastani Hanrapetutyun

Capital: Yerevan
President: Robert Kocharian
Prime Minister: Armen Darbinian
Ambassador to US: Rouben Shugarian
Envoy to UN: Movses Abelian
Consulate General in Los Angeles:
Armen Melkonian
Language: Armenian/Hayeren
Religion: Armenian Apostolic
Orthodox Church .... 90 %
Religious Center: Etchmiadzin
Currency: Dram, 501 drams = $1-US
Location: Bordered by
     Azerbaijan, east
Georgia, north
     Iran, south
     Nakhichevan, southwest
     Turkey, west
Size: 30, 000 sq. km.; 12,000 sq. miles,
     Larger Than Maryland
Flag: Tricolor: red, blue and orange
National Anthem: Our Fatherland


Mer Haynerik
Political Status: Parliament,
     190 National Assembly Members

Hot Spots

A: Nagorno-Karabagh conflict:
1988: Azeri pogroms against Armenians in Baku and Sumgait.
1991: War between Azeris and Armenians of NKR.
1994: Cease fire in May.

B. Official blockade of Armenia by Azerbaijan and Turkey until Armenians of NKR give back Azeri territory captured during war. (Nagorno¥Karabagh was historically Armenian territory until Stalin annexed it arbitrarily to Azerbaijan in 1920

C. Location of the main oil pipeline route from Baku to the West and alternate route problems:
1. through Chechnya, Georgia and Batoum: due to civil war in Georgia and Chechnya.
2. through Azerbaijan and Armenia, the most direct route: opposed by Turkey due to NKR dispute.
3. through Iran: Islamic fundamentalists oppose American interests.

Political Status in the 20th Century

First Armenian Republic: May 28, 1918- December 2, 1920
Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic: December 2, 1920-September 23, 1991
Republic of Armenia: September 23, 1991 independence from Soviet Union