Administrative divisions of Armenia

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Provinces of Armenia
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

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.

Region Population
(2011 census)
 % Population
(2016 estimate)
Area (km2) Density Urban
Aragatsotn Province 132,925 4.4% 129,800 2,756 48/km2 (120/sq mi) 3 111 Ashtarak
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
Gegharkunik Province 235,075 7.8% 231,800 5,349 44/km2 (110/sq mi) 5 87 Gavar
Kotayk Province 254,397 8.4% 253,900 2,086 122/km2 (320/sq mi) 7 60 Hrazdan
Lori Province 235,537 7.8% 225,000 3,799 62/km2 (160/sq mi) 8 105 Vanadzor
Shirak Province 251,941 8.3% 243,200 2,680 94/km2 (240/sq mi) 3 116 Gyumri
Syunik Province 141,771 4.7% 139,400 4,506 32/km2 (83/sq mi) 7 102 Kapan
Tavush Province 128,609 4.3% 125,500 2,704 48/km2 (120/sq mi) 5 57 Ijevan
Vayots Dzor Province 52,324 1.7% 50,800 2,308 23/km2 (60/sq mi) 3 41 Yeghegnadzor
Yerevan 1,060,138 35.1% 1,073,700 223 4,754/km2 (12,310/sq mi) 1 n/a n/a

Communities (hamaynkner)

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.[3] Additionally, Yerevan is divided into twelve semi-autonomous districts.


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
t'aghayin hamaynk (թաղային համայնք) t'aghayin hamaynkner (թաղային համայնքներ) neighborhood community commonly translated as district, see Districts of Yerevan

See also


  1. Provinces: area, population and density
  2. Estimated population of Armenia as of 01.01.2016
  3. "Regions". The Government of the Republic of Armenia.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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