Armenia is located on the northern skirts of the hill Nanahuatzin, at 515 meters above sea level, and 41 km from San Salvador. Armenia belongs to the department of Sonsonate.

Armenia is hometown to the poet Carmen Branon, known as Claudia Lars; the author of "El Carbonero" Pancho Lara; Rosa de Saint Exuperi, wife of the famous French writer and pilot Antoinne de Saint Exuperi who wrote "The Little Prince".

Armenia is very famous for its artisan bricks. The raw material puzolama, mud or clay is cooked in artisan furnaces, but the industry is formerly being transformed by the increase of ecological awareness.

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