Shirak Province

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Shirak
Շիրակ
Province
Location o Shirak athin Armenie
Coordinates: 40°50′N 43°55′E / 40.833°N 43.917°E / 40.833; 43.917
Kintra Armenie
Caipital Gyumri
Government
 • Govrenor Ashot Giziryan
Area
 • Total 2,681 km2 (1,035 sq mi)
Area rank 6t
Population (2002)
 • Total 257,242
 • Rank 2nt
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+04
 • Summer (DST) UTC+05 (UTC)
Postal code 2601-3126
ISO 3166 code AM-SH
FIPS 10-4 AM07
Website www.shirakinfo.am

Shirak (Armenie: Շիրակ‎) is a province (marz) o Armenie. It is in the north-wast o the kintra, borderin Turkey in the wast an Georgie in the north. Its caipital is Gyumri. Shirak is kent as the hameland of khash. It is as muckle semi-desert as it is muntain meadow or heich alpine. In the sooth, the heich steppes crash intae muntain terrain, verdant green in the spring, hues o reddish broun in the simmer. Shirak is served bi Shirak Internaitional Airport near Gyumri.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The auncient history o Shirak is similar tae its cousin the Ararat Glen, steeped in legend tae some, but foond bi archaeologists tae hae been inhabitit 250,000 years ago, wi settlements poppin up alang the Akhurian Valley beginnin aroond 9000 BC. Agriculturally based, the region haes few o the metallurgical centers foond Sooth, but still haed sophisticatit dounsets. [1]

Shirak borders the follaein marzer:

Commonties[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province o Shirak consists o the follaein 119 commonties (hamaynkner), o which 3 (bauld in the table) are considered urban an 116 are considered landwart.[2] The diveesion below is bi raion, the admeenistrative subdiveesions o Armenie afore 1995.

Gyumri Artik Maralik Ashotsk Amasia
  1. Akhurik
  2. Akhuryan
  3. Arapi
  4. Arevik
  5. Aygebats
  6. Azatan
  7. Basen
  8. Bayandur
  9. Beniamin
  10. Getk
  11. Gharibjanyan
  12. Gyumri
  13. Hatsik
  14. Haykavan
  15. Hovit
  16. Hovuni
  17. Jajur
  18. Jajur kayaranin kits
  19. Jrarat
  20. Kamo
  21. Kaps
  22. Karmrakar
  23. Karnut
  24. Keti
  25. Krashen
  26. Lernut
  27. Marmashen
  28. Mayisyan
  29. Mets Sariar
  30. Pokrashen
  31. Shirak
  32. Vahramaberd
  33. Voskehask
  34. Yerazgavors
  1. Anushavan
  2. Arevshat
  3. Artik
  4. Geghanist
  5. Getap
  6. Harich
  7. Haykasar
  8. Hayrenyats
  9. Horom
  10. Hovtashen
  11. Lernakert
  12. Lusakert
  13. Meghrashen
  14. Mets Mantash
  15. Nahapetavan
  16. Nor Kyank
  17. Panik
  18. Pemzashen
  19. Pokr Mantash
  20. Saralanj
  21. Saratak
  22. Spandaryan
  23. Tufashen
  24. Vardakar
  1. Aghin
  2. Aniavan
  3. Anipemza
  4. Bagravan
  5. Dzithankov
  6. Dzorakap
  7. Gusanagyugh
  8. Haykadzor
  9. Isahakyan
  10. Jrapi
  11. Karaberd
  12. Lanjik
  13. Lusaghbyur
  14. Maralik
  15. Sarakap
  16. Sarnaghbyur
  17. Shirakavan
  1. Arpeni
  2. Ashotsk
  3. Bashgyugh
  4. Bavra
  5. Dzorashen
  6. Ghazanchi
  7. Goghovit
  8. Hartashen
  9. Kakavasar
  10. Karmravan
  11. Krasar
  12. Lernagyugh
  13. Mets Sepasar
  14. Musayelyan
  15. Pokr Sariar
  16. Pokr Sepasar
  17. Salut
  18. Saragyugh
  19. Sarapat
  20. Sizavet
  21. Tavshut
  22. Torosgyugh
  23. Tsoghamarg
  24. Vardaghbyur
  25. Zuygaghbyur
  1. Aghvorik
  2. Alvar
  3. Amasia
  4. Ardenis
  5. Aregnadem
  6. Bandivan
  7. Berdashen
  8. Byurakn
  9. Garnarich
  10. Gtashen
  11. Hoghmik
  12. Hovtun
  13. Jradzor
  14. Meghrashat
  15. Shaghik
  16. Tsaghkut
  17. Voghji
  18. Zarishat
  19. Zorakert

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Shirak Marz: page 3 of 35 - TourArmenia
  2. "RA Shirak Marz". Marzes of the Republic of Armenia in Figures, 2002-2006. National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia. 2007.