The whole territory of Armenia is divided into ten regions, which are called "marz" (province).
The history of Aragatsotn, or the “foot of Aragats” as the name translates, can be traced to the time when the volcano was still quite active. The province is blessed with an astonishing array of historical monuments.
The Armavir marz is located in the western part of Armenia, 44 km from Yerevan. Armavir is home to the spiritual center of the Armenian people, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.
The Tavush marz is located in the northeast part of Armenia, with its largest urban center Ijevan situated 136 km from Yerevan. Tavush is known for its lush green forest-covered mountains, and the wealth of attractions hidden in the folds and crevices of its mountains and valleys.
The Gegharkunik marz is located in the eastern part of Armenia, with its largest urban center Garvar situated 92 km from Yerevan. At nearly two kilometers altitude, with a surface area of 940 sq km, Lake Sevan is a vast and stunning alpine lake that is the outstanding feature of the Gegharkunik marz (region).
Vayots Dzor has one of the most rugged landscapes in Armenia, with vegetation struggling to cling to the towering rock cliffs!
The Shirak marz is located in the northwest part of Armenia, with its largest city Gyumri situated 115 km from Yerevan.
The Lori marz is located in the northern part of Armenia, with the country’s third largest city Vanadzor situated 112 km from Yerevan.
The Ararat marz is located in the western part of Armenia, with its largest urban center Artashat situated 29 km from Yerevan. Ararat is named after the biblical mountain towering over its plains, is an important agricultural region of Armenia.
The Syunik marz is located in the center of Armenia, with its largest urban center Kapan situated 301 km from Yerevan. The floating plateaus, soaring mountain peaks and jarringly deep gorges of the Syunik Marz (region in Armenian) make up one of the most dramatic landscapes in the Caucasus.