Armenia is a Country with ancient and exceptional history that was once the cradle of civilization in the highlands,in themountainous South Caucasus situated at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. Armenia wa​​s the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion in 301 A.D. Armenia is rich in culture and traditions that have been preserved for centuries. While some traditions date back thousands of years, like its people, they have evolved to befit the modern age and are still celebrated today. The culture of Armenia encompasses many elements that are based on the geography, language, faith, literature, architecture, dance, and music of the people.​ Armenia has 1,052 sites listed in the UNESCO world heritage of which 814 cultural, 203 natural, and 35 mixed properties.