Administrative divisions


    Armenia is divided into ten provinces (marzer, singular marz), with the city of Yerevan  having special administrative status as the country's capital. The chief executive in each of the ten provinces is the marzpet (marz governor), appointed by the government of Armenia. In Yerevan, the chief executive is the mayor, appointed by the president.
Within each province are communities . Each community is self-governing and consists of one or more settlements. Settlements are classified as either towns  or villages . As of 2007, Armenia includes 915 communities, of which 49 are considered urban and 866 are considered rural. The capital, Yerevan, also has the status of a community.[72] Additionally, Yerevan is divided into twelve semi-autonomous districts.


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Province

Capital

Area

Population

Aragatsotn

Ashtarak

2,753 km²

126,278

Ararat

Artashat

2,096 km²

252,665

Armavir

Armavir

1,242 km²

255,861

Gegharkunik

Gavar

5,348 km²

215,371

Kotayk

Hrazdan

2,089 km²

241,337

Lori

Vanadzor

3,789 km²

253,351

Shirak

Gyumri

2,681 km²

257,242

Syunik

Kapan

4,506 km²

134,061

Tavush

Ijevan

2,704 km²

121,963

Vayots Dzor

Yeghegnadzor  

2,308 km²

53,230

Yerevan

227 km²

1,091,235