Lori Province

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Lori
Լոռի
Province
Lori Province administration in Vanadzor

Coat of arms
Location of Lori within Armenia
Coordinates: 40°55′N 44°30′E / 40.917°N 44.5°E / 40.917; 44.5Coordinates: 40°55′N 44°30′E / 40.917°N 44.5°E / 40.917; 44.5
Country Armenia
Capital Vanadzor
Government
 • Governor Aram Kocharyan
Area
 • Total 3,789 km2 (1,463 sq mi)
Area rank 3rd
Population (2002)
 • Total 253,351
 • Rank 4th
 • Density 66.865/km2 (173.179/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+04
 • Summer (DST) UTC+05 (UTC)
Postal code 1701-2117
ISO 3166 code AM.LO
FIPS 10-4 AM06

Lori is a province of Armenia. It is in the north of the country. It borders Georgia. The capital is Vanadzor. Stepanavan is the second largest city. It is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Haghpat and Sanahin and the well-preserved Akhtala monastery.[1]

It was damaged by the 1988 Spitak earthquake.

Lori is the birthplace of several famous Armenians. These include musician Sayat-Nova, poet Hovhannes Tumanyan, Soviet aircraft designer Artem Mikoyan, and Soviet statesman Anastas Mikoyan.

There are 8 urban communities and 105 rural communities.[2]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Tadevosyan, Aghasi (2007). Historical Monuments of Armenia: Akhtala. Yerevan, Armenia: "Var" Center for Cultural Initiatives. ISBN 978-99941-2-070-3.
  2. "RA Lori 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_28.pdf.