Southwestern Asia, east of Turkey
29,800 sq km - land: 28,400 sq km
(11,506 sq mi)-
water: 1,400 sq km - slightly smaller than
1,254 km - border countries:
Azerbaijan-proper 566 km, Azerbaijan-Naxcivan
exclave 221 km, Georgia 164 km, Iran 35 km, Turkey
highland continental, hot summers, cold winters
landlocked in the Lesser Caucasus Mountains; Sevana
Lich (Lake Sevan) is the largest lake in this
2,991,360 (estimated 8 to 10 million around the
No Nation This
So Much To Humanity And Civilization
Agop Terzan :
Discovered globular star clusters Terzan 1, Terzan
2, ... Terzan 11 in a far red survey of the milky
(Richard Manoogian brother): In 1929 Alex Manoogian
organizes Masco Screw Products Company in Detroit,
Michigan, machining parts for the automotive
industry. Masco acquires rights to a single-handle
washerless faucet and Alex Manoogian begins
redesigning the product and in 1954 Masco begins
production and marketing of the Delta single-handle
Andre Agassi: 1970–,
American tennis player.
Ara Parseghian: Head
coach for the University of Notre Dame football team
Aram Khachaturian Ilich:
1903–78, Russian composer of Armenian parentage.
Arlene Francis (Kazanjian):
Breezy actress who was a mainstay on television's
What's My Line? She was a panelist on the show for
25 years. Other acting credits include the films All
My Sons (1948) and The Thrill of It All (1963) and
the Broadway shows The Little Blue Light (1951) and
The Doughgirls (1942).
Atom Egoyan: his
most critically acclaimed creation is Sweet
Hereafter, The (1997) and his most famous work is
the astonishingly clever film-in-film Ararat (2002)
Bendy straw, Spoon straw, first form of Tupperware,
strip on car windshields, Coca-Cola Plastic bottle
Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan:
An Armenian / Soviet aircraft designer, in
partnership with Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich he
designed many of the famous MiG military aircraft.
Avie Tevanian: Apple
Computer Mac OS X.
Benon Sevan: A
national of Cyprus, was appointed by the
Secretary-General Kofi Annan, as the Executive
Director of the Iraq Programme. As Executive
Director of the Iraq Programme, Mr. Sevan is
responsible for the overall management and
supervision of the implementation of the
humanitarian programme in Iraq (the Oil-for-Food
Programme). Undersecretary of the United Nations.
Created Russia’s First Supercomputer.
Armenian oil magnate, art connoisseur and
philanthropist Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian
Charles Aznavour: Born Chahnour Varenagh
Aznaourian. He is perhaps the best-known French
music hall entertainer in the world -- renowned the
world over for the bittersweet love songs he has
written and sung, which seem to embody the essence
of French popular song, and also for his appearances
on screen .
Sarkisian La Piere): Academy Award-winning pop star
turned actress turned infomercial queen whose films
include Moonstruck (1987), for which she won a Best
Actress Oscar, The Witches of Eastwick (1987), and
Tea with Mussolini (1998). Cher and her first
husband, Sonny Bono, sang as a duo and had a hit
television series, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
(1971–74). Her recordings include Heart of Stone
(1989) and Believe (1999).
David Shakarian: Founder of General Nutrition
Dennis Agajanian: His fame as a christan recording
artist and performer is wide spread. Playing over
200 concerts a year, Dennis has had the opportunity
to travel to over seventy-three countries. He has
ministered with the BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC
ASSOCIATION for over twenty years.
Eric Bogosian: As
performance artist, he is known especially for his
witty and satiric one-man shows chronicling modern
culture. He appeared on film as a controversial
radio talk show host in Talk Radio (1988), which he
adapted with Oliver Stone from his original stage
play. He also acted in Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll
(1991), another stage play that he adapted for film.
Gary Kasparov: Chess
George Aghajanian –
physician, neuropharmacologist and pioneer in
serotonin receptor research.
Former governor of California. During his eight-
year term, Deukmejian appointed 1,000 judges, and by
the time he left office, he had appointed the
majority of California State Supreme Court Justices
then serving on the bench.
Cybermetics Communication systems for the physically
impaired, Cybertype, Cyberphone and Cybercom which
enabled those who are deaf, blind, disabled, or
without limbs to communicate.
Limb Restoration Surgical Techniques.
Principles of color Television Broadcasting.
He is the most interesting phenomenon of 19th
James Bagian, M.D.:
He has been responsible for the development program
and implementation of the pressure suit used for
crew escape and various other crew survival
equipment to be used on future Shuttle missions, and
is in charge of Shuttle search and rescue planning
and implementation for the Astronaut Office. A
veteran of two space flights (STS-29 in 1989 and
STS-40 in 1991), Dr. Bagian has logged over 337
hours in space.
Amassed 778 wins in 31 years at Long Beach St., UNLV
and Fresno St.; led UNLV to 4 Final Fours and 1
national title (1990); fought battle with NCAA over
purity of UNLV program; quit as coach after going
26-2 in 1991-92; fired after 20 games (9-11) as
coach of NBA San Antonio Spurs in 1992; unretired in
1995 to coach his alma mater, Fresno St.; retired
again in 2002.
Jirayr Tezel: Hair
Follicle plug Transplant Device.
American financier; chairman and major stockholder
of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation; real estate
investor; purchaser of the Las Vegas Strip's
Luther Simjian: 200
Inventions including: Medical photography systems,
Autofocus camera, Automatic Developing machine, ATM,
Military flight simulator, ATM Machine,
Self-Portrait Camera, Military Flight Simulator,
Postage Meter, Teleprompter, Medical Ultrasound,
Golf Simulator, Meat Tenderizer, Color X-Ray
Michael Connors (Ohanian):
Star of Mannix. Appeared in dozens of tv shows,
movies, and other appearances.
: inventor of Positron Emission Tomography [PET
scanning] which revolutionized the understanding of
brain function and may hold promise in cancer
Founder of Cosmic Biology.
Oscar Banker (Asatour
Sarafian): The creator of the first practical
automatiac transmission for cars and buses, the
needleless inoculation gun, the primary controls of
the first Sikorsky helicopter, and the first
four-color flatbed printing press.
An internationally acclaimed family entertainer,
songwriter, author, and ecology and children's
Dr. Raymond Damadian:
MRI diagnosis machine. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
allows the insides of the body to be viewed without
actually using surgery.
Leader in Sickle Cell Research and Testing Methods
Rupen Eksergian: US
Anti-Aircraft Gun Mount and Recoil, WWI
the famous Spandex fabric, which is named after the
Father of Plastic Surgery -During World War I, Dr
Kazanjian used his unique surgical skill to treat
the soldiers severely disfigured during combat.
1908–81, American author, b. Fresno, Calif. Of
Armenian background and extremely prolific, he
created works that combine optimism, sentimentality,
and a rhapsodic love of country. These include plays
such as The Time of Your Life (1939; Pulitzer
Prize), My Heart's in the Highlands (1939), and The
Cave Dwellers (1957); novels, including The Human
Comedy (1942; he won a 1943 Academy Award for the
screenplay he adapted from the book) and Boys and
Girls Together (1963); short-story volumes, notably
The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934),
his first published book, and My Name is Aram
(1940); and such autobiographical works as Here
Comes, There Goes You Know Who (1961) and Places
Where I've Done Time (1972).
Photographer best known for his formal portraits of
celebrities, World War II leaders, and artists. His
subjects included Winston Churchill, Dwight
Eisenhower, Ernest Hemingway, and Georgia O'Keeffe
Zildjian Family (Avetis
Zildjian): Manufacturers - The centuries-old story
of Avedis Zildjian is rich in cymbalism. Zildjian,
the world's #1 maker of cymbals, is the oldest
family-run company in the US. In 1623 Turkey,
Armenian alchemist Avedis created an alloy for
making cymbals. (A sultan named him "Zildjian," or
cymbalsmith.) The company moved to America in 1929.
Traditionally, the father passed the secret
metallurgical formula on to the eldest son, but in
1976 Craigie Zildjian (named CEO in 1999) became the
first female family member employed there. Zildjian
also makes drumsticks and, through subsidiary
Malletech, other percussion instruments. Craigie's
uncle Robert owns rival cymbal-maker Sabian, which
also uses the secret formula.