Gegharkunik Province

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Gegharkunik
Գեղարքունիք
Province
Location of Gegharkunik within Armenia
Coordinates: 40°25′N 45°12′E / 40.417°N 45.2°E / 40.417; 45.2Coordinates: 40°25′N 45°12′E / 40.417°N 45.2°E / 40.417; 45.2
Country Armenia
Capital Gavar
Government
 • Governor Nver Poghosian
Area
 • Total 5,348 km2 (2,065 sq mi)
Area rank 1st
Population (2002)
 • Total 215,371
 • Rank 7th
 • Density 40.271/km2 (104.302/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+04
 • Summer (DST) UTC+05 (UTC)
Postal code 1201–1626
ISO 3166 code AM.GR
FIPS 10-4 AM04

Gegharkunik is a province of Armenia. Its capital is Gavar. Gegharkunik was named after Gegham. Gegham was a Haykazuni King and the fifth generation after Hayk. Geghama mountains and Geghama lake, now called Lake Sevan, were named after Gegham.

Gegharkunik Province is in the east of Armenia. It borders Azerbaijan. It is the largest province in Armenia. Much of the land is covered by Lake Sevan. There are 5 towns and 87 rural communities.