Founded: 782 B.C.
Total City Area: 227 km2
Elevation: 989.4 meters
• Type: Mayor-Council
• Body: Yerevan City Council
• Mayor: Taron Margaryan
Time Zone: GMT +4(UTC+4)
Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia and one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. It is the undeniable cultural, economic and political heart of the nation.
With the growth of the economy of the country, Yerevan has been undergoing major transformation as many parts of the city have been the recipient of new construction since the early 2000s, and retail outlets such as restaurants, shops and street cafes.
Tourism in Armenia is developing year by year and the capital city of Yerevan is one of the major tourist destinations. The city has a majority of luxury hotels, modern restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs.
The city has some lovely 19th-century Russian edifices in its central core plus rings of parkland and handsome brick squares. Outer areas maintain an air of Soviet sprawl but these are limited by steep hills and gorges. Yerevan’s museums and monuments could keep you busy for a few days but the best thing about the place is the people. Yerevan is a relaxed and safe place where people live at one pace while the traffic goes at another. The cultural life is intense for a city of its size, including dozens of theatres, concert halls, galleries and live music clubs.
The location of Yerevan itself, is an inspiring factor for the foreigners to visit the city in order to enjoy the view of the biblical mount of Ararat, as the city lies on the feet of the mountain forming the shape of a Roman amphitheatre.
There are plenty of historical sites, churches and citadels in areas and regions surrounding the city of Yerevan.
The Armenia Marriott Hotel is situated in the heart of the city at Republic Square, while other major chains are also present in downtown Yerevan, such as the Grand Hotel Yerevan and the Best Western Congress Hotel.
Yerevan is the political and cultural centre of the country, being home to all the national institutions: the Government house, the Parliament, ministries, the presidential palace, the constitutional court, judicial bodies and other public organisations.
Yerevan is divided into twelve "administative districts" each with an elected leader. The total area of the 12 districts of Yerevan is 227 square kilometres (88 square miles).
Total area: 25 km2 (10 sq. m.)
Ajapnyak district is located in the northwestern part of the city.
Its name, literally "right bank", refers to its location on the right bank of Hrazdan river.
Many educational institutions are located in Ajapnyak district including the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies and the Yerevan Physics Institute.
Ararat Golf and Country Club is located in Vahagni neighbourhood of Ajapnyak district.
The largest hospital of Yerevan; Armenia Republican Medical Centre, is located in Ajapnyak district
Total area:12.35 km2 (4.77 sq. m.)
Arabkir district is one of the most densely-populated districts in Yerevan. It's main thoroughfare is the Komitas Avenue.
The famous Mergelyan Institute of Mathematical Machines and the Russian-Armenian State University are located in Arabkir.
The Yerevan branch of GOLD’s GYM is also located in this district.
Total area: 8.37 km2 (3.23 sq. m.)
The Avan district forms the northern gate of Yerevan city. Avan was originally founded as a satellite town north of Yerevan. With the gradual growth of Yerevan, Avan was eventually absorbed by the Armenian capital to become one of the 12 districts of the city.
Avan is known as the most environmentally clean area in the city.The oldest surviving church of Yerevan city – The Avan church, also known as Katoghike or Tsiranavor is located in this district.
The Yerevan Football Academy as well as the Football Academy Stadium are located here.
‘’Play City’’ , a large entertainment and amusement complex is also located in this district.
Total area: 6.71 km2 (2.59 sq. m.)
Davtashen district is located in the northwestern part of the city. It is bordered by the Arabkir district from the south and the east and the Ajapnyak district from the south and the west.
The district is connected to the rest of Yerevan with the Davtashen Bridge.
Total area : 48.41 km2 (18.69 sq. m.)
Erebuni district is situated in the southeastern part of the city. The famous Erebuni Fortress is located here. The name of Yerevan itself is derived from Erebuni. The Yerevan Railway Station is located in Erebuni district.
Erebuni district is home to many industrial plants for example Armenian Molybdenum Production. Armenian Travertine Mining Company (ATMC) . Clear metal production.
The large Erebuni Medical Center is located here.
Аutobazaar, the open-air car market, where people come to sell and bargain for used cars, is also located here.
Total area: 8.1 km2 (3.1 sq. m.)
The Kanaker-Zeytun district is located on a hill overlooking the central part of Yerevan. The administrative district of Kanaker-Zeytun has common borders with the districts of Avan, Arabkir, Kentron and Nor Nork.
Several educational institutions are located here, such as the European Regional Educational Academy, the French University of Armenia, the Eurasia International University.
The Scientific Technological Center of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and the Institute of Oncology and Radiology are also located here.
7. Kentron (Downtown)
Total area: 14.2 km (5.5 sq. m.)
Kentron (meaning "center" ) district comprises the downtown, the commercial and cultural center of the city. As of the 2011 estimate, the district has a population of 131,000. It is bordered by Ajapnyak and Malatia-Sebastia districts from the west, Shengavit and Erebuni districts from the south, Nor Nork district from the east and Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun districts from the north. Hrazdan River flows through the western part of the district.
Kentron is home to most of the governmental buildings: the Presidential Palace, the National Assembly of Armenia, the Central Bank of Armenia, the National Security Service and most of the ministries.
Virtually all famous restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and nightclubs are located in this district.
Total area: 25.8 km2 (10.0 sq. m.)
Malatia-Sebastia is located in the western part of the city. It is bordered by Ajapnyak district form the north, Kentron district from the east and Shengavit district from the south.
Zvartnots International Airport is located at the outskirts of Malatia-Sebastia, to the south-west of the district.
Total Area: 4.60 km2 (1.78 sq. m.)
Nork-Marash is located to the east of the city centre.Yerevan Zoo and the Nork Marash Medical Center are located here.
Total Area: 14.47 km2 (5.59 sq. m.)
Nor Nork meaning the New Nork is located in the eastern part of the city. It is bordered by the districts of Nork-Marash, Kentron and Kanaker-Zeytun from the west, Avan from the north and Erebuni from the south.
The Vazgen Sargsyan Military Institute and Yerevan Water World are located here.
Total Area: 18.11 km2 (6.99 sq. m.)
Nubarashen is situated in the southeastern part of the city. With a population of 9,700, Nubarashen is the less populous district in Yerevan. Nubarashen was formerly known as Sovetashen.
By the support and sponsorship of the founder and president of the AGBU Egyptian-Armenian benefactor Boghos Nubar, a new town was decided to build near Yerevan in 1930 bearing the name of Nubarashen (meaning "village of Nubar"). The settlement was planned and designed by architect Alexander Tamanyan. With the gradual growth of Yerevan, Nubarashen was eventually absorbed by the Armenian capital.
Total Area: 40.5/km2 (105 sq. m.)
Shengavit district which is situated in the southwestern part of the city, has common borders with the districts of Malatia-Sebastia, Kentron, Erebuni and Nubarashen.
The joint civil and military Erebuni Airport is located in Shengavit.
Shengavit is mainly an industrial district with many large plants: Nairit Chemical Plant,Yerevan Cable Factory,Yerevan Thermal Power Plant, Yerevan Tire Factory are located here.