Shirak Province

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Shirak
Շիրակ
Province
Location of Shirak within Armenia
Coordinates: 40°50′N 43°55′E / 40.833°N 43.917°E / 40.833; 43.917Coordinates: 40°50′N 43°55′E / 40.833°N 43.917°E / 40.833; 43.917
Country Armenia
Capital Gyumri
Government
 • Governor Ashot Giziryan
Area
 • Total 2,681 km2 (1,035 sq mi)
Area rank 6th
Population (2002)
 • Total 257,242
 • Rank 2nd
 • Density 95.950/km2 (248.51/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+04
 • Summer (DST) UTC+05 (UTC)
Postal code 2601-3126
ISO 3166 code AM-SH
FIPS 10-4 AM07

Shirak is a province of Armenia. It is in the north-west of the country. It borders Turkey in the west and Georgia in the north. The capital is Gyumri. Shirak is known as the homeland of khash. Shirak is served by Shirak International Airport near Gyumri.

There are 3 urban communities and 116 rural.[1]

References[change | edit source]

  1. "RA Shirak 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_30.pdf.