| News agency|
| Yerevan, Armenia|
| 18 December 1918; 98 years ago (1918-12-18)|
National Council of Republic of Armenia
Armenpress (Armenian Press; Armenian: Արմենպրես) is the oldest and the main state news agency in Armenia.
Armenpress was founded in December 18, 1918 by the government of the First Republic of Armenia as the Armenian Telegraph Agency (Հայաստանի հեռագրական գործակալություն). Simon Vratsian played a major role in the establishment of the agency. After the Sovietization of Armenia in 1920 it was renamed to Armenkavrosta, and subsequently known as Armenrosta and Armenta. It was renamed to Armenpress in 1972. During the Soviet period, from 1920 to 1991, it served as the "official sanctioned source of public information", operating under direct control of the Armenian Communist Party.
Armenpress collaborates with Reuters, ITAR-TASS (Russia) and Xinhua (China). It is a member of the Black Sea Association of National News Agencies.
Many neologisms coined by Armenpress have entered the Armenian language.