Gegharkunik Province

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Gegharkunik

Գեղարքունիք
Coat of arms of Gegharkunik
Coat of arms
Location of Gegharkunik within Armenia
Location of Gegharkunik within Armenia
Coordinates: 40°25′N 45°12′E / 40.417°N 45.200°E / 40.417; 45.200Coordinates: 40°25′N 45°12′E / 40.417°N 45.200°E / 40.417; 45.200
CountryArmenia
Capital
and largest city
Gavar
Government
 • GovernorGnel Sanosyan[1]
Area
 • Total5,349 km2 (2,065 sq mi)
Area rank1st
Population
(2011[2])
 • Total235,075
 • Rank7th
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneAMT (UTC+04)
Postal code
1201–1626
ISO 3166 codeAM.GR
FIPS 10-4AM04
HDI (2017)0.724[3]
high · 9th
WebsiteOfficial website

Gegharkunik is a province of Armenia. Its capital is Gavar. Gegharkunik was named after Gegham. Gegham was a Haykazuni King and the fifth generation after Hayk. Geghama mountains and Geghama lake, now called Lake Sevan, were named after Gegham.

Gegharkunik Province is in the east of Armenia. It borders Azerbaijan. It is the largest province in Armenia. Much of the land is covered by Lake Sevan. There are 5 towns and 87 rural communities.

References[change | change source]

  1. Names of Armenia 3 new provincial governors are known]
  2. Gegharkunik population, 2011 census
  3. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.