Administrative divisions of Armenia

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Provinces of Armenia
Armenia map numbered.svg
Category Unitary state
Location Republic of Armenia
Number 10 Provinces
1 Special status city
Populations (Provinces only): 52,324 (Vayots Dzor) – 265,770 (Armavir)
Areas (Provinces only): 1,200 km2 (480 sq mi) (Armavir) – 5,350 km2 (2,065 sq mi) (Gegharkunik)
Government Provincal government, National government
Subdivisions Hamaynkner

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.[2] Note that the area of the Gegharkunik Province 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.

Province Population
(2011 census)
 % Population
(2016 estimate)
Area (km2) Density Urban
communities
Rural
communities
Capital
Aragatsotn Province 132,925 4.4% 129,800 2,756 48/km2 (120/sq mi) 3 111 Coat of Arms of Ashtarak.pngAshtarak
Ararat Province 260,367 8.6% 258,900 2,090 125/km2 (320/sq mi) 4 93 Artashat
Armavir Province 265,770 8.8% 266,600 1,242 214/km2 (550/sq mi) 3 94 Armavir Arms.pngArmavir
Gegharkunik Province Coat of Arms.jpgGegharkunik Province 235,075 7.8% 231,800 5,349 44/km2 (110/sq mi) 5 87 Coat of Arms of Gavar.pngGavar
Kotayk marz gerb.jpgKotayk Province 254,397 8.4% 253,900 2,086 122/km2 (320/sq mi) 7 60 Hrazdan
Lori marz coa.gifLori Province 235,537 7.8% 225,000 3,799 62/km2 (160/sq mi) 8 99 Coat of Arms of Vanadzor.gifVanadzor
Shirak Province 251,941 8.3% 243,200 2,680 94/km2 (240/sq mi) 3 76 Coat of Arms of Gyumri.gifGyumri
Syunik Province 141,771 4.7% 139,400 4,506 32/km2 (83/sq mi) 6 66 Coat of Arms of Kapan.jpgKapan
Tavush Province 128,609 4.3% 125,500 2,704 48/km2 (120/sq mi) 5 35 Coat of Arms of Ijevan.pngIjevan
Vayots Dzor Province 52,324 1.7% 50,800 2,308 23/km2 (60/sq mi) 3 26 Yeghegnadzor
Coat of Arms of Yerevan.pngYerevan 1,060,138 35.1% 1,073,700 223 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 June 2017, Armenia is divided into 795 communities, of which 48 are considered urban and 747 are considered rural. The capital, Yerevan, also holds the status of a community.[3] Additionally, Yerevan is divided into twelve semi-autonomous districts.

Terminology[edit]

Armenian singular Armenian plural English Comment
marz (մարզ) marzer (մարզեր) province First-level
hamaynk (համայնք) hamaynkner (համայնքներ) community, either urban (city/town) or rural (village) Second-level
bnakavayr bnakavayrer settlement (village) Third-level
t'aghayin hamaynk (թաղային համայնք) t'aghayin hamaynkner (թաղային համայնքներ) neighborhood community or district only in Yerevan, see Districts of Yerevan

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