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A municipality in Armenia referred to as community (Armenian : համայնքhamaynk, plural: Armenian : համայնքներhamaynkner), is an administrative subdivision consisting of a settlement (Armenian : բնակավայրbnakavayr) or a group of settlements (Armenian : բնակավայրերbnakavayrer) that enjoys local self-government. The settlements are classified as either towns (Armenian : քաղաքներkaghakner, singular Armenian : քաղաքkaghak) or villages (Armenian : գյուղերgyugher, singular (Armenian : գյուղgyugh). The administrative centre of a community could either be an urban settlement (town) or a rural settlement (village).
Two-thirds of the population are now urbanized. As of 2017, 63.6% of Armenians live in urban areas as compared to 36.4% in rural.As of the end of 2017, Armenia has 503 municipal communities (including Yerevan) of which 46 are urban and 457 are rural. The capital, Yerevan, also has the status of a community.
Each municipality bears the same name as its administrative centre, with the exception of 7 municipalities, of which 4 are located in Shirak Province (Ani Municipality with its centre Maralik, Arpi Municipality with its centre Berdasehen, Marmashen Municipality with its centre Mayisyan, Sarapat Municipality with its centre Torosgyugh), 1 is located in Gegharkunik Province (Geghamasar Municipality with its centre Sotk), 1 is located in Syunik Province (Tatev Municipality with its centre Shinuhayr), and 1 is located in Vayots Dzor Province (Yeghegis Municipality with its centre Shatin).
Here is a list of the municipalities of Armenia as of January 2018, classified by province and type:
Aragatsotn Province is currently divided into 72 municipal communities, of which 3 are urban and 69 are rural:
|Aparan Municipality||Urban||Aparan||Aragats, Arayi, Apnagyugh, Chknagh, Dzoraglukh, Hartavan, Jrambar, Kayk, Kuchak, Lusagyugh, Nigavan, Saralanj, Vardenis, Vardenut, Shenavan, Shoghakn, Tsaghkashen, Ttujur, Yernjatap, Yeghipatrush|
Rural communities and included settlements:
Ararat Province is currently divided into 95 municipal communities, of which 4 are urban and 91 are rural:
Rural communities and included settlements:
Armavir Province is currently divided into 97 municipal communities, of which 3 are urban and 94 are rural:
Rural communities and included settlements:
Gegharkunik Province is currently divided into 57 municipal communities (hamaynkner), of which 5 are urban and 52 are rural.
|Chambarak Municipality||Urban||Chambarak||Antaramej, Artsvashen, Aygut, Barepat, Dprabak, Dzoravank, Getik, Kalavan, Martuni, Ttujur, Vahan|
|Vardenis Municipality||Urban||Vardenis||Ayrk, Azat, Geghamabak, Jaghatsadzor, Kut, Nerkin Shorzha, Norabak, Shatjrek, Shatvan Verin Shorzha|
Rural communities and included settlements:
Kotayk Province is currently divided into 42 municipal communities, of which 7 are urban and 35 are rural:
|Byureghavan Municipality||Urban||36||12,957||Byureghavan||Jraber, Nurnus|
|Charentsavan Municipality||Urban||245||39,403||Charentsavan||Alapars, Aghveran, Arzakan, Bjni, Fantan, Karenis|
|Nor Hachn Municipality||Urban||1||11,748||Nor Hachn|
|Yeghvard Municipality||Urban||206||25,667||Yeghvard||Aragyugh, Buzhakan, Saralanj, Zoravan, Zovuni|
|Akunk Municipality||Rural||Akunk||Hatis, Kaputan, Kotayk, Nor Gyugh, Sevaberd, Zar, Zovashen|
|Jrvezh Municipality||Rural||Jrvezh||Dzoraghbyur, Zovk|
|Meghradzor Municipality||Rural||Meghradzor||Aghavnadzor, Artavaz, Gorgoch, Hankavan, Marmarik, Pyunik|
|Nor Artamet Municipality||Rural||Nor Artamet|
|Nor Geghi Municipality||Rural||Nor Geghi|
|Nor Yerznka Municipality||Rural||Nor Yerznka|
|Verin Ptghni Municipality||Rural||Verin Ptghni|
Lori Province is currently divided into 57 municipal communities, of which 7 are urban and 50 are rural:
|Akhtala Municipality||Urban||Akhtala||Akhtala aroghjaranin kits, Bendik, Chochkan, Mets Ayrum, Neghots, Pokr Ayrum, Shamlugh, Verin Akhtala|
|Alaverdi Municipality||Urban||Alaverdi||Akner, Akori, Jiliza, Kachachkut, Haghpat, Tsaghkashat|
|Stepanavan Municipality||Urban||14||12,800||Stepanavan||Armanis, Katnaghbyur, Urasar|
|Tashir Municipality||Urban||Tashir||Blagodarnoye, Dashtadem, Getavan, Katnarat, Kruglaya Shishka, Lernahovit, Medovka, Meghvahovit, Noramut, Novoseltsovo, Saratovka|
|Tumanyan Municipality||Urban||Tumanyan||Kober kayaran, Shamut, Lorut, Ahnidzor, Atan, Marts, Karinj|
|Arjut Municipality||Rural||Arjut||Arjut kayaranin kits|
|Gyulagarak Municipality||Rural||Gyulagarak||Amrakits, Gargar, Hobardzi, Kurtan, Pushkino, Vardablur|
|Halavar Municipality||Rural||Halavar||Haydarli, Kilisa|
|Lori Berd Municipality||Rural||Lori Berd||Agarak, Bovadzor, Hovnanadzor, Koghes, Lejan, Sverdlov, Urut, Yaghdan|
|Mets Parni Municipality||Rural||Mets Parni|
|Metsavan Municipality||Rural||Metsavan||Dzyunashogh, Mikhayelovka, Paghaghbyur|
|Nor Khachakap Municipality||Rural||Nor Khachakap|
|Odzun Municipality||Rural||Odzun||Amoj, Ardvi, Arevatsag, Aygehat, Hagvi, Karmir Aghek, Mghart, Tsater|
|Pambak Municipality||Rural||Pambak||Pambak kayaranin kits|
|Sarchapet Municipality||Rural||Sarchapet||Apaven, Artsni, Dzoramut, Gogavan, Petrovka, Privolnoye|
|Shnogh Municipality||Rural||Shnogh||Karkop, Teghut|
Shirak Province is currently divided into 42 municipal communities, of which 3 are urban and 39 are rural:
|Ani Municipality||Urban||Maralik||Aniavan, Aghin, Aghin kayaran, Anipemza, Bagravan, Bardzrashen, Dzithankov, Dzorakap, Gusanagyugh, Haykadzor, Isahakyan, Jrapi, Karaberd, Norshen, Lanjik, Lusaghbyur, Sarakap, Sarnaghbyur, Shirakavan|
|Akhuryan Municipality||Rural||Akhuryan||Arevik, Aygebats, Basen, Hovit, Jrarat, Kamo, Karnut|
|Amasia Municipality||Rural||Amasia||Aregnadem, Bandivan, Byurakn, Gtashen, Hovtun, Jradzor, Kamkhut, Meghrashat, Voghji|
|Arpi Municipality||Rural||218||1,831||Berdashen||Alvar, Aghvorik, Ardenis, Darik, Garnarich, Paghakn, Shaghik, Tsaghkut, Yeghnajur, Zarishat, Zorakert|
|Ashotsk Municipality||Rural||Ashotsk||Bavra, Ghazanchi, Karmravan, Krasar, Mets Sepasar, Pokr Sepasar, Saragyugh, Sizavet, Tavshut, Zuygaghbyur|
|Marmashen Municipality||Rural||Mayisyan||Hatsik, Hovuni, Jajur, Jajuravan, Kaps, Karmrakar, Keti, Krashen, Lernut, Marmashen, Mets Sariar, Pokrashen, Shirak, Vahramaberd|
|Mets Mantash Municipality||Rural||Mets Mantash|
|Nor Kyank Municipality||Rural||Nor Kyank|
|Pokr Mantash Municipality||Rural||Pokr Mantash|
|Sarapat Municipality||Rural||Torosgyugh||Arpeni, Bashgyugh, Dzorashen, Goghovit, Hartashen, Hoghmik, Kakavasar, Lernagyugh, Musayelyan, Pokr Sariar, Salut, Sarapat, Tsoghamarg, Vardaghbyur|
Syunik Province is currently divided into 8 municipal communities, of which 5 are urban, and 3 are rural:
|Goris Municipality||Urban||29,173||Goris||Akner, Bardzravan, Hartashen, Karahunj, Khndzoresk, Nerkin Khndzoresk, Shurnukh, Verishen, Vorotan. (Abandoned: Aghbulagh, Dzorak, Vanand).|
|Kajaran Municipality||Urban||9,134||Kajaran||Ajabaj, Andokavan, Babikavan, Dzagikavan, Geghi, Getishen, Kajarants, Katnarat, Kavchut, Lernadzor, Nor Astghaberd, Pkhrut. (Abandoned: Geghavank, Kard, Karut, Kitsk, Nerkin Giratagh, Verin Giratagh, Verin Geghavank, Vocheti).|
|Kapan Municipality||Urban||49,788||Kapan||Agarak, Atchanan, Aghvani, Antarashat, Arajadzor, Artsvanik, Bargushat, Chakaten, Chapni, Davit Bek, Ditsmayri, Dzorastan, Geghanush, Gomaran, Kaghnut, Khdrants, Khordzor, Nerkin Hand, Nerkin Khotanan, Norashenik, Okhtar, Sevakar, Shikahogh, Shishkert, Shrvenants, Srashen, Syunik, Sznak, Tandzaver, Tavrus, Tsav, Uzhanis, Vanek, Vardavank, Verin Khotanan, Yegheg, Yeghvard.|
|Meghri Municipality||Urban||11,377||Meghri||Agarak, Alvank, Aygedzor, Gudemnis, Karchevan, Kuris, Lehvaz, Lichk, Nrnadzor, Shvanidzor, Tashtun, Tkhkut, Vahravar, Vardanidzor.|
|Sisian Municipality||Urban||28,563||Sisian||Aghitu, Akhlatyan, Angeghakot, Arevis, Ashotavan, Balak, Bnunis, Brnakot, Darbas, Dastakert, Getatagh, Hatsavan, Ishkhanasar, Ltsen, Lor, Mutsk, Noravan, Nzhdeh, Shaki, Salvard, Shaghat, Shamb, Shenatagh, Tanahat, Tasik, Tolors, Torunik, Tsghuni, Uyts, Vaghatin, Vorotnavan.|
|Gorayk Municipality||Rural||1,702||Gorayk||Sarnakunk, Spandaryan, Tsghuk.|
|Tatev Municipality||Rural||6,260||Shinuhayr||Halidzor, Harzhis, Kashuni, Khot, Svarants, Tandzatap, Tatev.|
|Tegh Municipality||Rural||5,994||Tegh||Aravus, Karashen, Khnatsakh, Khoznavar, Kornidzor, Vaghatur.|
Tavush Province is currently divided into 24 municipal communities, of which 5 are urban, and 19 are rural:
|Ayrum Municipality||Urban||77||11,097||Ayrum||Archis, Bagratashen, Debetavan, Deghdzavan, Haghtanak, Lchkadzor, Ptghavan|
|Berd Municipality||Urban||Berd||Aygedzor, Aygepar, Artsvaberd, Chinari, Chinchin, Choratan, Itsakar, Movses, Navur, Nerkin Karmiraghbyur, Norashen, Paravakar, Tavush, Varagavan, Verin Karmiraghbyur, Verin Tsaghkavan|
|Dilijan Municipality||Urban||Dilijan||Aghavnavank, Gosh, Haghartsin, Hovk, Teghut, Khachardzan|
|Noyemberyan Municipality||Urban||154.5||16,782||Noyemberyan||Baghanis, Barekamavan, Berdavan, Dovegh, Jujevan, Koti, Voskepar, Voskevan|
|Nerkin Tsaghkavan Municipality||Rural||9||618||Nerkin Tsaghkavan|
Vayots Dzor Province is currently divided into 8 municipal communities (hamaynkner), of which 3 are urban, and 5 are rural:
|Jermuk Municipality||Urban||497||7,359||Jermuk||Gndevaz, Herher, Karmrashen.|
|Vayk Municipality||Urban||184||7,064||Vayk||Arin, Azatek, Por, Zedea.|
|Areni Municipality||Rural||438||10,410||Areni||Agarakadzor, Aghavnadzor, Arpi, Chiva, Gnishik, Khachik, Mozrov, Rind, Yelpin. (Abandoned: Amaghu).|
|Gladzor Municipality||Rural||131||5,220||Gladzor||Getap, Vernashen.|
|Yeghegis Municipality||Rural||477||5,961||Shatin||Aghnjadzor, Artabuynk, Goghtanik, Hermon, Horbategh, Hors, Karaglukh, Salli, Sevazhayr, Taratumb, Vardahovit, Yeghegis. (Abandoned: Arates, Getikvank, Kalasar)|
|Zaritap Municipality||Rural||468||3,906||Zaritap||Artavan, Bardzruni, Gomk, Kapuyt, Khndzorut, Martiros, Nor Aznaberd, Saravan, Sers, Ughedzor. (Abandoned: Akhta, Horadis).|
The capital Yerevan holds the status of a single municipal community divided into 12 administrative districts:
Sources: Armenia 2011 census
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