Administrative divisions of Armenia

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Subdivisions of Armenia
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1 Aragatsotn Ashtarak
2 Ararat Artashat
3 Armavir Armavir
4 Gegharkunik Gavar
5 Kotayk Hrazdan
6 Lori Vanadzor
7 Shirak Gyumri
8 Syunik Kapan
9 Tavush Ijevan
10 Vayots Dzor Yeghegnadzor
11 Yerevan n/a
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Armenia is subdivided into eleven administrative divisions. Of these, ten are provinces, known as marzer (մարզեր) or in the singular form marz (մարզ) in Armenian.

Yerevan is treated separately and granted special administrative status as the country's capital. The chief executive in each of 10 marzer is the marzpet, appointed by the government of Armenia. In Yerevan, the chief executive is the mayor, appointed by the president.

First-level administrative entities[edit]

The following is a list of the regions with population, area, and density information.[1] Figures are from the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia. Note that the area of the Gegharkunik marz includes Lake Sevan which covers 1,278 square kilometres (493 sq mi) of its territory. To sort the information, use the arrow devices in the table headings.

Region Population
(2011 census)
 % Area (km2) Density Urban
communities
Rural
communities
Capital
Aragatsotn Region 132,925 4.4% 2,756 48/km2 (120/sq mi) 3 111 Ashtarak
Ararat Region 260,367 8.6% 2,090 125/km2 (320/sq mi) 4 93 Artashat
Armavir Region 265,770 8.8% 1,242 214/km2 (550/sq mi) 3 94 Armavir
Gegharkunik Region 235,075 7.8% 5,349 44/km2 (110/sq mi) 5 87 Gavar
Kotayk Region 254,397 8.4% 2,086 122/km2 (320/sq mi) 7 60 Hrazdan
Lori Region 235,537 7.8% 3,799 62/km2 (160/sq mi) 8 105 Vanadzor
Shirak Region 251,941 8.3% 2,680 94/km2 (240/sq mi) 3 116 Gyumri
Syunik Region 141,771 4.7% 4,506 32/km2 (83/sq mi) 7 102 Kapan
Tavush Region 128,609 4.3% 2,704 48/km2 (120/sq mi) 5 57 Ijevan
Vayots Dzor Region 52,324 1.7% 2,308 23/km2 (60/sq mi) 3 41 Yeghegnadzor
Yerevan 1,060,138 35.1% 223 4,754/km2 (12,310/sq mi) 1 n/a n/a

Communities (hamaynkner)[edit]

Within each province are communities (hamaynkner, singular hamaynk). Each community is self-governing and consists of one or more settlements (bnakavayrer, singular bnakavayr). Settlements are classified as either towns (kaghakner, singular kaghak) or villages (gyugher, singular gyugh). As of 2007, Armenia includes 915 communities, of which 49 are considered urban and 866 are considered rural. The capital, Yerevan, also has the status of a community.[2] Additionally, Yerevan is divided into twelve semi-autonomous districts.

Terminology[edit]

Armenian singular Armenian plural English Comment
marz (մարզ) marzer (մարզեր) region First-level
hamaynk (համայնք) hamaynkner (համայնքներ) community Second-level
bnakavayr bnakavayrer settlement Third-level
kaghak kaghakner town Third-level
gyugh gyugher village Third-level
թաղային համայնքներ neighborhood community commonly translated as district, see Districts of Yerevan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Provinces: area, population and density
  2. ^ "Regional Administration Bodies". The Government of the Republic of Armenia. Archived from the original on 2008-04-20. Retrieved 2008-09-11. 

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