Yerevan

“Yerevats!”(“it appeared”!) exclaimed Noah, noticing the land, when the waters of the flood withdrew (early Christian chronicles).  And it is believed that the word “Yerevan,” has derived from that expression.  Yerevan (founded in 782 BC) is Armenia’s capital (since 1918), the oldest and largest city of over 1 million populations.   It has exclusive city culture, beautiful outdoor cafes, museums, concert halls, and is named 2012 World Book Capital by UNESCO.