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Armenia is landlocked between Turkey, Georgia, and Iran. It contains many mountain lakes and rivers. The Aras River flows along the eastern border of Armenia along Turkey and into Iran.
 
Armenia is landlocked between Turkey, Georgia, and Iran. It contains many mountain lakes and rivers. The Aras River flows along the eastern border of Armenia along Turkey and into Iran.
  
==Major Towns==
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== Major Towns ==
Major towns are included below. To see a list of Family History Library holdings per location, click *[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localityrelated&columns=*,0,0&subject=130&subject_disp=Armenia here].
 
  
Aparan
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Major towns are included below. To see a list of Family History Library holdings per location, click *[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Armenia&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=49 here].
  
Dilijan
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Aparan
  
Geghard
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Dilijan
  
Goris
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Geghard
  
Hoktemberyan
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Goris
  
Jermuk
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Hoktemberyan
  
Kam
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Jermuk
  
Martuni
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Kam
  
Meghri
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Martuni
  
Nojemberyan
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Meghri
  
Sevan
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Nojemberyan
  
Sisian
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Sevan
  
Talin
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Sisian
  
Vardenis
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Talin
  
Spitak
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Vardenis
  
Ecmiadzin
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Spitak
  
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Ecmiadzin
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Revision as of 10:59, 23 October 2011

Armenian Locality Jurisdictions play an important part in understanding how the country is organized. From 1922-1991 Armenia was a part of the USSR, but was made independent in 1991.

Territories[edit | edit source]

Armenia is presently divided into ten territorial units. Each unit is called a 'Marz.' Each Marz contains a Marz Center. Below is a list of Marzes and their Marz Centers:

Marz: Marz Center:

Aragatsotn Ashtarak

Ararat Artashat

Armavir Armavir

Gegharkunik Gavar

Lori Vanadzor

Kotayk Hrazdan

Shirak Giumri

Siunik Kapan

Vayots Dzor Yeghegnadzor

Tavoush Ijevan

Capitol[edit | edit source]

Yerevan is the largest city and capital of Armenia and is the home of Yerevan State University, founded in 1919. According to the Bible, the ark built by Noah came to rest on Mount Ararat. Mount Ararat, or Massis stands over 5100 meters at the highest point, and was originally a part of Armenia, but now is within the Turkish boundaries.

Relevant Geography[edit | edit source]

Armenia is landlocked between Turkey, Georgia, and Iran. It contains many mountain lakes and rivers. The Aras River flows along the eastern border of Armenia along Turkey and into Iran.

Major Towns[edit | edit source]

Major towns are included below. To see a list of Family History Library holdings per location, click *here.

Aparan

Dilijan

Geghard

Goris

Hoktemberyan

Jermuk

Kam

Martuni

Meghri

Nojemberyan

Sevan

Sisian

Talin

Vardenis

Spitak

Ecmiadzin