Regions in Armenia
In Armenia, there are 11 regions (administrative divisions including Yerevan). Please find the list below.
- Located in the western part of Armenia, it is home to the highest peak of Armenia, Mt. Aragats. The 7th-century fortress,Amberd, is also located in the province.
- Named after the biblical Mt. Ararat, the former capital of Armenia, Dvin, is located in the province. One of the best sights to visit here is Khor Virap, where Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for 13 years.
- The Battle of Sardarabad that established the Republic of Armenia took place in this province. The governing body of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Holy Etchmiadzin is found in Armavir.
- All the barbeque parties you have at Lake Sevan, the largest lake in Transcaucasia, are in the province of Gegharkunik. Odzaberd, meaning serpent’s fortress, is an 8th century BC fortress that is located in the province.
- Home to many tourist attractions, it is best known for the Temple of Garni, Tsaghkadzor, and the beer you have every weekend. It is the only province that does not neighbor any of the bordering countries.
- The most beautiful town is located in the province: Stepanavan. The 1988 earthquake heavily destroyed one of Lori’s towns, Spitak. But hey, Lori cheese is amazing.
- This province is home to the second largest city in Armenia, Gyumri. Known for its beautiful old buildings and house-museums, it is labeled as the city of crafts and arts. One of the earliest samples of Armenian church architecture is located in Shirak: the Yererouk Basilica.
- Syunik borders the de-facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The center of the province’s urban community is Goris, which is the seat of the Diocese of Syunik of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
- The town Ijevan is located in this province, where the seat of Diocese of Tavush of the Armenian Apostolic Church can be found. The 7th-century church, the Holy Mother of God Church of Voskepar is also found here.
- Vayots Dzor
- This province is home to many historical landmarks such as the 13th century Noravank monastery and the Areni-1 cave complex. The latter is known to be the located where the oldest shoe known to mankind, the earliest known winery in the world and the oldest brain were found.
Introduction to Cities of Armenia
6 Major Cities in Armenia
The main six cities of Armenia offer everything that those who are interested in Armenia need to know regardless of taste and interest. These cities include modern-day, cultural, spiritual, sport, spa, industrial and all kinds of attractions.
Other Picked Up Cities in Armenia
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- Sevan city is a very popular resort town near the biggest lake in Armenia. Visiting Sevan is in a “must-do” thing for every tourist to Armenia. The city offers the most popular beach areas, cultural monuments, monasteries. But above all, is the natural, breathtaking beauty of the “blue-eyed” Lake Sevan.
- Mountains, fresh air, natural mineral water pools, warm mineral springs and hot geysers – this is the minimum that Jermuk can offer to its visitors. Health and spa services in Jermuk will refresh your physical and mental condition. Most importantly, you do not need to worry about seasons. It’s worth visiting Jermuk at every season!
- Abovyan is among the youngest and most industrial cities of Armenia. The city has the most modern and beloved church in Armenia, which is seen from every corner of the city. On the top of that, Abovyan is just 10 miles (16km) away from the capital, making it easy to get there in 20 minutes.
- Armavir is the city that can give you the best idea about what Soviet-style cities can be like. Being as the capital of its province, Armavir city has the second biggest population of the Armavir province. The city offers its visitors many archeological sites and the most popular memorial one is called Sardarapat.
- Stepanavan is the northern green city of Armenia. Mountainous climate, thick forests and fresh air are the main fitting description for Stepanvan. Except heavenly-like nature, Stepanavan has one of the oldest fortresses and monasteries in Armenia.
- Alaverdi is one of the most significant commercial and industrial centers in the northeastern part of Armenia. Cathedrals and monuments are everywhere here, whether they are natural, historical or human-made. Alaverdi used to be among core cities in Armenia during medieval times.
- Ijevan is one of the most beautiful cities in Armenia, located in Tavush province. It is surrounded by mountains, which gives a breathtaking view to the city. Horse riding, hiking, zip-lining are among “must-try” things here!
Find the some maps of Armenia and information on cities in Armenia. This is a comprehensive page regarding Armenia maps and cities.
The map of Armenia below pictures borders of the present-day Republic of Armenia in the South Caucasus region. It shows cities, inter-urban and international roads passing the territory of Armenia. If you zoom in, It also allows you to see Armenia’s geographic picture, mountain ranges, lakes, national parks and state reserves.
Map of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh
This shows two Armenian states that are economically and politically interconnected. Even though Nagorno Karabakh is not officially recognized as independent, it is de-facto independent state and often called the 2nd Armenian state.
Map of South Caucasus Region
This Armenia Map presents officially independent states of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.It also pictures borders of other non-recognized states that are at the moment a reason for territorial conflicts between some of these countries.
Map of Armenia’s 11 Provinces
This is a unique Armenia Map showing Armenia provinces.There are 11 maps on it articulating borders, dimensions and capitals of 11 administrative divisions of Armenia.