Armavir Province

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Armavir

Արմավիր
Location of Armavir within Armenia
Location of Armavir within Armenia
Coordinates: Coordinates: 40°09′N 44°03′E / 40.150°N 44.050°E / 40.150; 44.050
CountryArmenia
CapitalArmavir
Government
 • GovernorAshot Ghahramanyan
Area
 • Total1,242 km2 (480 sq mi)
Area rank10th
Population
(2009)
 • Total282,600
 • Rank3rd
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+04
 • Summer (DST)UTC+05
Postal code
0901-1149
ISO 3166 codeAM.AV
FIPS 10-4AM03
Websiteofficial website

Armavir is a province of Armenia. The capital is Armavir. It is in the west of the country, between Mount Ararat and Mount Aragats. It shares a 45-mile border with Turkey to the south and west. The province has the Holy City of Echmiadzin. Echmiadzin is the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the seat of the Catholicos of Armenia and of All Armenians. Also in this region is the historic city of Sardarapat. It was the site of the 1918 Battle of Sardarapat.[1]

Armavir is the smallest province of the country. There are 3 urban communities and 94 rural communities.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Balakian, Peter. The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response. New York: HarperCollins, 2003, p. 321 ISBN 0-06-055870-9
  2. "RA Armavir Marz" (PDF). Marzes of the Republic of Armenia in Figures, 2002-2006. National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia. 2007.