Shirak Province

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Shirak

Շիրակ
Location of Shirak within Armenia
Location of Shirak within Armenia
Coordinates: Coordinates: 40°50′N 43°55′E / 40.833°N 43.917°E / 40.833; 43.917
CountryArmenia
CapitalGyumri
Government
 • GovernorAshot Giziryan
Area
 • Total2,681 km2 (1,035 sq mi)
Area rank6th
Population
 (2002)
 • Total257,242
 • Rank2nd
 • Density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+04
 • Summer (DST)UTC+05
Postal code
2601-3126
ISO 3166 codeAM-SH
FIPS 10-4AM07
Websitewww.shirakinfo.am

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 | change source]

  1. "RA Shirak Marz" (PDF). Marzes of the Republic of Armenia in Figures, 2002-2006. National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia. 2007.