Armenian nature played a major role in the history of Armenian people. It helped people in the days of struggle against cruel enemies. Armenia is located on the height of 1000 - 2500 m above sea level. It is warm in summer and moderately cold in winter, and has 280 sunny days a year.
Armenia is the highest mountainous country of the Transcaucasia; more than 90% of its territory is located on the height of 1000 meters above the sea level. The highest point of Armenia is the Mount Aragats(video on Youtube) (4090 m).
The largest lake in Armenia is high-mountain lake Sevan. It is located on the height of 1900 m above sea level, area is more than 1200 square km. Sevan serves as shipping, fishing and resort zone.