Lori Province

region of Armenia

Lori is a province of Armenia. It is in the north of the country. It borders Georgia. The capital is Vanadzor. Stepanavan is the second largest city. It is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Haghpat and Sanahin and the well-preserved Akhtala monastery.[1]

Lori Province administration in Vanadzor
Lori Province administration in Vanadzor
Coat of arms of Lori
Location of Lori within Armenia
Location of Lori within Armenia
Coordinates: 40°55′N 44°30′E / 40.917°N 44.500°E / 40.917; 44.500
 • GovernorAram Kocharyan
 • Total3,789 km2 (1,463 sq mi)
 • Rank3rd
 • Total253,351
 • Rank4th
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+04
 • Summer (DST)UTC+05
Postal code
ISO 3166 codeAM.LO
FIPS 10-4AM06
Websiteofficial website

It was damaged by the 1988 Spitak earthquake.

Lori is the birthplace of several famous Armenians. These include musician Sayat-Nova, poet Hovhannes Tumanyan, Soviet aircraft designer Artem Mikoyan, and Soviet statesman Anastas Mikoyan.

There are 8 urban communities and 105 rural communities.[2]

References change

  1. Tadevosyan, Aghasi (2007). Historical Monuments of Armenia: Akhtala. Yerevan, Armenia: "Var" Center for Cultural Initiatives. ISBN 978-99941-2-070-3.
  2. "RA Lori Marz" (PDF). Marzes of the Republic of Armenia in Figures, 2002-2006. National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia. 2007.