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Yerevan is the capital and the largest city of Armenia, situated on the left bank (the river Arax) of the Ararat Valley. The Yerevan foundation’s year is the year of foundation of Erebuni (State of Urartu) – 782 BC. The population of the city is more than 1 million. The area of Yerevan is 223 km ². The city is divided into 12 districts: Achapnyak, Arabkir, Awan, Davtashen, Erebuni, Kanaker-Zeytun, Kentron, Malatiya-Sebastiya, Nork-Marash, Nor-Nork, Nubarashen, Shengavit. The climate of the city is extreme continental with hot, dry summer and relatively cold winter.
Yerevan is political, economic, cultural and scientific center as well as the most important transportation hub of the country. Two airports, subway and train station are served the city.
There are industrial enterprises in the city, 98% of them were built after 1917 (including about half after 1950). Yerevan – powerful energy hub, which gives the most of the electricity generated in the country. There are Yerevan Central Heating and Power Plant (550 MW), Kanaker and Yerevan station of Sevan-Razdan cascade hydro-electric power station, Yerevan hydro-electric power station -2.
The leading industries are machinery and metal industry, chemical and petrochemical, food, light industry, building materials production.
Various companies are investing in the economy of Yerevan. On the investment market take place banks, insurance agencies and other organizations.
The municipality of Yerevan promotes cooperation with the private sector and develops ways of cooperation in this field. Especially active public-private partnership is carried out in the field of urban construction, landscaping, creating of the mini agricultural markets. Cooperation is aimed to solving the municipal problems and the development of new technologies.
Yerevan is the educational center of Republic of Armenia. At the present moment 71 institutes of higher education are functioning in Yerevan, 19 of them are state institutes. According to data released by National Statistical Service of Republic of Armenia there are more than 92 thousand students are studying in Yerevan. The teaching staff of Yerevan higher education institutes consists of more than 10 thousand members.
Yerevan – one of the oldest cities in the world. Here there are ancient historical-cultural values. The city has a lot of museums, monuments, churches which show the high spiritual, cultural and scientific status of the city.
Monuments and places of interest concentrate in the center of Yerevan - an area designed and built by architect A. Tamanyan in the first half of the XX century. Since then many buildings in the city have appeared and disappeared but designing and architectural look in general remain without changes. The most common building material is pink tuff. That’s why Yerevan was named «Pink City».
The most important monuments of architecture and history of Yerevan are:
– Matenadaran (Institute of Ancient Manuscripts) - research and scientific centre of the government of Republic of Armenia, one of the largest archives of manuscripts in the world;
– Fortress Erebuni - remains of the ancient city of Erebuni (State of Urartu founded in 782 BC), which gave the beginning to the modern Yerevan;
– Zvartnots Temple (Temple of Vigil Forces) - the creation of early medieval Armenian architecture, located near Yerevan. The temple which was built in the VII century was destroyed during the earthquake in the X century. In 2000 year the archeological ruins of the temple and the area around it were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List;
– National historical Museum of Armenia was founded in 1921 with the National Gallery of Armenia. They both divide the general building of the museum complex. National historical Museum has rich archeological and ethnographic collections;
– National Art Gallery is one of the largest museums of art on the territory of the CIS and the largest in the world for the collection of Armenian art;
– Armenian Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of A. Spendiarov.
Residents of Yerevan are very sensitive to their cultural heritage. They observe customs of their ancestors and believe in omens like many centuries ago. Conservation of national traditions is one of the most important aspects of every citizen’s life. Respect for elders, strong and warm relationship between relatives and neighbors, responsibility for family, kindness and hospitality are only some distinctive features of the character of local citizens.
Yerevan as stable and secure city for business, investment and attractive for tourism, suggests a wide range of high quality tourism products and services in an international tourism market. In Yerevan a lot of tourist facilities were built, many interesting tourist routes were created, local travel companies and global giants of the industry were involved.
The municipality of Yerevan cooperates with more than 30 foreign cities and 5 international organizations. The most comprehensive programs of cooperation are with Moscow, Lyon (France), Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Stavropol and other cities. Bilateral visits take place very often, for example the great number of delegations arriving to participate in the celebration of the Day of Yerevan. The cooperation performed in the following spheres: trade and economic, scientific and technical, humanitarian. The special attention is paid to experience exchange of work, implementation joint social, cultural and sports programs and actions.
In the sphere of international cooperation the municipality of Yerevan pays special attention to new partnerships, development of effective cooperation as well involving foreign investments. Additional information about Yerevan you can find on the website: https://www.yerevan.am/ru

Intermunicipal cooperation between Stavropol and Yerevan exists for 20 years. In 2012, the friendly relations between the cities became particularly dynamic.

The Agreement on the establishment of sister city relations between the municipal unit Stavropol City (Stavropol Territory, Russian Federation) and the City Government of Yerevan (Republic of Armenia) was signed during the visit of Stavropol official delegation to Yerevan in 2013. The Agreement supports the exchange of experience in the field of local government, as well as cooperation in the sphere of education, culture, sports and tourism. in the framework of the Agreement exchanges by official delegations included representatives of local governments and the business community from Stavropol and Yerevan were carried out. 

During the official delegations exchanges the prospects of business contacts development between the cities of Stavropol and Yerevan were discussed, exchange of experience on the formation and regulation of the consumer market, development and improvement of the trading network was held, visits to industrial enterprises and social institutions were organized.

Yerevan delegation took part in the official ceremony of inauguration of Governor of Stavropol Territory V. Vladimirov, solemn events dedicated to the 70 anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945, the opening ceremony of Stavropol Friendship house. The art representatives of the sister-city have repeatedly performed with creative programs at concert venues in Stavropol.

As part of educational and cultural cooperation development as well as implementation of the Agreement on establishment of sister city relations between Stavropol and Yerevan the online meeting "Yerevan, Stavropol - Bridge of Friendship" was held at Stavropol lyceum № 5 in April, 2015. Representatives of Stavropol city administration, Shengavit administrative district of Yerevan and students of sister cities educational institutions participated in the event. During the meeting attendees got acquainted with information about social and economic development, international cooperation and the most significant achievements of Stavropol and Yerevan. The program prepared by students of sister cities preschool and secondary educational institutions included poetry, songs, Russian and Armenian folk dances. 

In June, 2015 a teleconference bridge between teaching staff of educational institutions of Stavropol and school number 173 named after V. Vardevanyan of Yerevan was organized by International and Interregional Relations Department and Educational Committee of Stavropol city administration. The head of International and Interregional Relations Department addressed to participants with a welcome speech. During the videoconference teachers of Stavropol and Yerevan took part in the information conversation, exchanged experience on arrangement of conditions for quality education, shared their experiences and achievements in the implementation of FSES, discussed the issues on student’s preparation for the state final certification and carrying out the examination. As a result of the online meeting the prospects for further multidimensional cooperation between comprehensive and music schools of two cities were outlined. 

According to the invitation of the Head of Stavropol a reception of a official delegation of the sister city of Yerevan (Republic of Armenia) in the city of Stavropol was organized September, 2017. 

During stay of the official delegation issues of development and strengthening of cooperation of Stavropol and Yerevan in the humanitarian and cultural sphere were discussed.
For members of the official delegation a meeting with representatives of the Armenian national and cultural autonomy of "NAIRI" was organized during which items of further interaction were discussed.
The delegation of the city of Yerevan took part in the official reception devoted to the celebration of Day of Stavropol Krai and Day of Stavropol city.
The members of delegation took part in the events devoted to the celebration of the 240 anniversary of the city of Stavropol and Day of Stavropol Krai.
This visit of the official delegation of the city of Yerevan to the city of Stavropol was covered by local mass media.

In the framework of the Agreement on establishment of sister-city relations between Stavropol and Yerevan as well as according to the invitation of the Mayor of Yerevan Stavropol official delegation visited the sister-city in October, 2017. 
Stavropol delegation took part in the official reception of the Mayor of Yerevan. The further prospects for the implementation of the Agreement on the establishment of sister-city relations between Stavropol and Yerevan, the main directions of the development of sister-cities cooperation were discussed.
Representatives of the city of Stavropol participated in the solemn events dedicated to the celebration of the Day of Yerevan. The welcome address of the head of Stavropol city was presented during the opening ceremony.
During the stay in Yerevan the official delegation of Stavropol got acquainted with the historical and cultural heritage as well as traditions of the sister-city.

In order to further development of humanitarian and cultural ties between Stavropol and Yerevan as well as promotion mutual understanding among students of sister cities an on-line meeting with students and teachers of Yerevan school № 35, dedicated the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 was held in May, 2018 at Stavropol secondary school № 45.
Representatives of the International and interregional relations department of Stavropol city administration , the Shengavit administrative district of Yerevan, leadership, teachers and students of educational institutions of sister cities participated in the event.
During the meeting the participants told about the heroical deed of their compatriots in the fight against the Nazi invaders, the heroism of the citizens of sister cities during the Great Patriotic War. The program also included war verses and songs, students performed national dances. Communication took place in a friendly atmosphere.
Following the results of the meeting the sides expressed interest in further cooperation in the field of education as well as development of partnerships between educational institutions.
Relations established between Stavropol and Yerevan students and teachers will promote further strengthening of mutual understanding, development of dialogue between cultures. 

The reception of Yerevan (Republic of Armenia) official delegation included members of the Council of Elders of the sister city was organized in the city of Stavropol in accordance with the invitation of the head of Stavropol city in the period from September 19 to 22, 2019.
The issues of development and strengthening of cooperation between Stavropol and Yerevan in the social and humanitarian sphere were discussed during the meeting with Stavropol city administration representatives.
Yerevan delegation took part in citywide events dedicated to the celebration of the Day of the Stavropol Territory and the Day of Stavropol, as well as in the solemn reception dedicated to the celebration of the Day of Stavropol.
A meeting with representatives of the Armenian National-Cultural Autonomy “NAIRI” was organized for the official delegation of the sister city of Yerevan.
As part of the program of staying members of the delegation visited sports and training center “Stavropol Arena”, got acquainted with the organization of training for students. Representatives of the sister city of Yerevan attended the opening ceremony of the hockey tournament dedicated to the celebration of the Day of Stavropol as well as the demonstrations of the skaters. Members of the delegation appreciated the high level of training of athletes.
A visit to the museum and exhibition complex “My country. My History”, the citywide event “To the Glory of the Motherland” was organized for the delegation of the sister city. Yerevan representatives visited the military-patriotic park “Patriot”, got acquainted with the exhibition of military equipment as well as the performance of the air display team of the Ministry of Defense of Russia Strizhi (“Swifts”). The members of Yerevan delegation got acquainted with the historical heritage of the city during Stavropol sightseeing tour.