Video / Gallery: Betty celebrates Yerevan City Day
YEREVAN, ARMENIA – It was a special day on October 12th for the Armenian capital, Yerevan. The city celebrated it’s anniversary as it’s one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. Part of celebrations was a live performance of various stars in an open air concert, amongst which the 2014 Junior Eurovision representative, Betty. Before the event Aram mp3, Eurovision 2014 representative, advised Betty for Malta!
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Yerevan, is the capital and largest city of Armenia and one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country. It has been the capital since 1918, the thirteenth in the history of Armenia, and the seventh located in or around the Ararat plain. The history of Yerevan dates back to the 8th century BC, with the founding of the fortress of Erebuni in 782 BC by king Argishti I at the western extreme of the Ararat plain. Erebuni was “designed as a great administrative and religious centre, a fully royal capital.” After World War I, Yerevan became the capital of the First Republic of Armenia as thousands of survivors of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire settled in the area. The city expanded rapidly during the 20th century as Armenia became part of the Soviet Union. In a few decades, Yerevan was transformed from a provincial town within the Russian Empire, to Armenia’s principal cultural, artistic, and industrial center, as well as becoming the seat of national government. (source: wikipedia.org)