Lori (Armenie: Լոռի) is a province (marz) o Armenie. It is in the north o the kintra, borderin Georgie. Its caipital is Vanadzor an Stepanavan is its seicont lairgest ceety. It is hame tae the UNESCO Warld Heritage Steids o Haghpat an Sanahin an the well-preservit Akhtala monastery, whaur Armenies, Georgies, an Greeks mak an annual pilgrimage on September 20-21.
It wis affectit severely bi the 1988 Spitak yirdquauk.
Lori is the birthplace o several famous Armenies includin muisicker Harutyun Sayatyan (better kent as Sayat-Nova), poet Hovhannes Tumanyan, Soviet aircraft designer Artem Mikoyan, an Soviet statesman Anastas Mikoyan.
Lori borders the follaein marzer:
The province o Lori consists o the follaein 113 commonties (hamaynkner), o which 8 (bauld in the table) are considered urban an 105 are considered rural. The diveesion belaw is bi raion, the admeenistrative subdiveesions o Armenie afore 1995.
- ↑ Tadevosyan, Aghasi (2007). Historical Monuments of Armenia: Akhtala. Yerevan, Armenia: "Var" Center for Cultural Initiatives.
- ↑ RA Lori Marz. Marzes of the Republic of Armenia in Figures, 2002-2006. National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia (2007).
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