Syunik Province

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Syunik
Սյունիք
Province
Location of Syunik within Armenia
Coordinates: 39°15′N 46°15′E / 39.25°N 46.25°E / 39.25; 46.25Coordinates: 39°15′N 46°15′E / 39.25°N 46.25°E / 39.25; 46.25
Country  Armenia
Capital Kapan
Government
 • Governor Suren Khachatryan
Area
 • Total 4,506 km2 (1,740 sq mi)
Area rank 2nd
Population (2010)
 • Total 152,900
 • Rank 8th
 • Density 33.933/km2 (87.88/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+04
 • Summer (DST) UTC+05 (UTC)
Postal code 3201-3519
ISO 3166 code AM-SU
FIPS 10-4 AM08

Syunik is the southernmost province of Armenia. It borders Iran to the south. The capital is Kapan. Other important cities and towns include Goris, Sisian, Meghri, Agarak, and Dastakert. The National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia (ARMSTAT) reported its population was 152,900 in 2010.

Historically, Syunik was one of the 15 provinces of the Kingdom of Armenia. It was part of the Persian Empire around 369.

Syunik is home to many of Armenia's largest mining operations. There are 7 urban communities and 102 rural communities.