The 33rd International Biology Olympiad in Armenia

The Republic of Armenia

Capital: Yerevan

Official language: Armenian

Abbreviations: AM, ARM

Religion: Christianity (Armenian Apostolic Church)

Time Zone: UTC+4 (AMT)

Dial Code: +374

Currency: Dram (֏) (AMD)  

For the daily rate of the Armenian Dram, please, visit the website  


A dry, continental climate prevails in Armenia. The mountainous landscape largely determines the characteristics of the climate. Several climatic zones can be found at a distance of 30-50 kilometers. On the main territory of the country, the seasons are divided according to the classical scheme: spring - March, April, May: summer - June, July, August; autumn - September, October, November; winter - December, January, February.

The hottest months in Yerevan are July, August, the temperature can rise to +42°C (absolute maximum); the coldest months are January, February - there can be frosts down to -30°C (absolute minimum).

The most frequent precipitation occurs in spring and autumn. Snow falls in winter, the snow cover in mountainous areas can reach a meter, in Yerevan the snow cover does not last long.

Spring, depending on the altitude of the terrain, lasts 1.5-3 months. This season is characterized by mild and humid, very changeable weather.

Sunny, moderately warm, windless seasons are typical in autumn. Autumns are known for their vibrant and colorful foliage.