Armavir Province

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Armavir
Արմավիր
Province
Location of Armavir within Armenia
Coordinates: 40°09′N 44°03′E / 40.15°N 44.05°E / 40.15; 44.05Coordinates: 40°09′N 44°03′E / 40.15°N 44.05°E / 40.15; 44.05
Country Armenia
Capital Armavir
Government
 • Governor Ashot Ghahramanyan
Area
 • Total 1,242 km2 (480 sq mi)
Area rank 10th
Population (2009)
 • Total 282,600
 • Rank 3rd
 • Density 227.54/km2 (589.3/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+04
 • Summer (DST) UTC+05 (UTC)
Postal code 0901-1149
ISO 3166 code AM.AV
FIPS 10-4 AM03

Armavir is a province of Armenia. The capital is Armavir. It is in the west of the country, between Mount Ararat and Mount Aragats. It shares a 45-mile border with Turkey to the south and west. The province has the Holy City of Echmiadzin. Echmiadzin is the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the seat of the Catholicos of Armenia and of All Armenians. Also in this region is the historic city of Sardarapat. It was the site of the 1918 Battle of Sardarapat.[1]

Armavir is the smallest province of the country. There are 3 urban communities and 94 rural communities.[2]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Balakian, Peter. The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response. New York: HarperCollins, 2003, p. 321 ISBN 0-06-055870-9
  2. "RA Armavir Marz". Marzes of the Republic of Armenia in Figures, 2002-2006. National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia. 2007. http://www.armstat.am/file/article/marz_07_e_26.pdf.