The Armenian plateau, also known as the Armenian Highlands, is located in the east of Asia Minor. On the territory of about 400 000 sq. km the Iranian and Anatolian plateaus bumped, forming a mountain chain (a similar fact can be observed in the Pamirs). Although the plateau is indeed named after the Armenian nation, the country itself occupies only a part it.
The elevation of the Armenian plateau over the territory accounts for another name of this part of the world: Mountainous Island. Besides the awe-inspiring beauty of its landscapes, this territory is a real geological treasury where many ancient gems still lie hidden from the prying eyes. Let’s take a peek, shall we?