Vayots Dzor

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Vayots Dzor
Վայոց Ձոր
Province
Location of Vayots Dzor within Armenia
Coordinates: 39°45′N 45°30′E / 39.75°N 45.5°E / 39.75; 45.5Coordinates: 39°45′N 45°30′E / 39.75°N 45.5°E / 39.75; 45.5
Country Armenia
Capital Yeghegnadzor
Government
 • Governor Sergey Bagratyan
Area
 • Total 2,308 km2 (891 sq mi)
Area rank 7th
Population (2002)
 • Total 53,230
 • Rank 11th
 • Density 23.063/km2 (59.734/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+04
 • Summer (DST) UTC+05 (UTC)
Postal code 3601-3810
ISO 3166 code AM-VD
FIPS 10-4 AM10

Vayots Dzor is a province of Armenia. It is in the south-east of the country. It borders Azerbaijan in the east. There were 53,230 people in 2002. The capital is Yeghegnadzor. The name means "Valley of Woes". This is because there were many bad earthquakes in the area.

There are 3 urban communities and 41 rural communities.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "RA Vayots Dzor Marz" (PDF). 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_32.pdf.