Area: 29,800 sq km
Landlocked, mountainous Caucasus state. Nagorno-Karabakh, a 4,400 sq km enclave in Azerbaijan populated by Armenians, is controlled by Armenia along with a corridor of land connecting it to the rest of Armenia.
Population: 3,090,379 Annual Growth: 0.17%
Official language: Armenian Languages: 12 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Praise God for the survival of the Armenian Church through the centuries, despite frequent harsh oppression, and for the growth in numbers of committed believers in the last two decades.
The control of Nagorno-Karabakh, now functionally independent, is unresolved and a millstone around the necks of all involved. Refugees on both sides of the conflict (250,000 Armenians from Azerbaijan, and 530,000 Azeris from Armenia and western Azerbaijan) are still displaced. Although the armed cease-fire has held, all diplomatic solutions have failed. Both nations refuse to back down, and Nagorno-Karabakh itself refuses to accept any resolution into which it does not have direct input. Pray for an answer that is acceptable to all and that allows each group to move forward.
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