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Armavir Province

Armavir
Արմավիր
Province
Location of Armavir within Armenia
Location of Armavir within Armenia
Coordinates:
Country Armenia
Capital
Largest city
Armavir
Vagharshapat
Government
 • Governor Ashot Ghahramanyan
Area
 • Total 1,242 km2 (480 sq mi)
Area rank 10th
Population (2011[1])
 • Total 265,770
 • Rank 3rd
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+04
Postal code 0901-1149
ISO 3166 code AM.AV
FIPS 10-4 AM03
Website official website

Armavir (Armenian: Արմավիր), is a province (marz) in the western part of Armenia. Its capital is Armavir, and the largest city is Vagharshapat. It is located in the Ararat valley, between Mount Ararat and Mount Aragats, and shares a 45-mile border with Turkey to the south and west.

The province is home to the spiritual centre of the Armenian nation; the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin of the Armenian Apostolic Church. It is the seat of the Catholicos of All Armenians.

The province is named after the ancient city of Armavir founded in 331 BC. The province is also the site of the decisive Battle of Sardarabad in 1918 that resulted in the foundation of the Republic of Armenia. The battle is seen as a crucial historical event not only by stopping the Turkish advance into the rest of Armenia but also preventing the complete destruction of the Armenian nation.[2]

The Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant is also located in Amravir Province near the town of Metsamor.

Contents

  • Etymology 1
  • Geography 2
  • History 3
  • Economy 4
  • Education 5
  • Demographics 6
  • Sport 7
  • Attractions 8
  • Communities 9
    • Towns or urban communities 9.1
    • Villages or rural communities 9.2
      • Non-community villages 9.2.1
  • Gallery 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12

Etymology

Geography

Armavir has an area of 1242 km2 (4.2% of total area of Armenia) making it the smallest province of the country in terms of the total area. It is bordered by Turkey from the west and the south with a length of 130.5 km bordrerline, where Aras River separates Armenia from Turkey.

The province is mainly consisted of agricultural lands. Metsamor river (or Sevjur) is the only river that originates from the province.

The province is bordered by Aragatsotn Province from the north, Ararat Province and Yerevan from the east, and the Turkish provinces of Kars and Iğdır from the west.

Historically, the current territory of the province mainly occupies the Aragatsotn canton and parts of the Arsharunik canton of Ayrarat province of Ancient Armenia.

History

Economy

Education

Demographics

Sport

Attractions

Communities

Armavir Province was formed after the new law of 4 September 1995, regarding the Administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia.

As of the beginning of 2009, the population of the urban communities was 101,700; forming 35.8% of the province's total population, while the rural communities had a population of 182,800; forming 64.2% of the province's population.[3]

The province consists of the following 97 communities (hamaynkner), of which 3 are considered urban and 94 are considered rural.[4]

Towns or urban communities

Image City (town) Province Founded Land area (km2) Population (2011 census)
Armavir Armavir 1931 6 29,319
Metsamor Armavir 1969 4 9,191
Vagharshapat Armavir 685 BC 13 46,540

Villages or rural communities

Non-community villages

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Armavir population, 2011 census
  2. ^ Balakian, Peter. The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response. New York: HarperCollins, 2003, p. 321 ISBN 0-06-055870-9
  3. ^ http://www.armavir.am/armavir.html armavir.am
  4. ^ "RA Armavir Marz" (PDF). Marzes of the Republic of Armenia in Figures, 2002–2006. National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia. 2007. 

External links

  • Armavir Marz Tourist Guide
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