Important news. Yerevan is moving to a new time schedule
The capital city of Yerevan switches to a new time schedule: for urban exterior lighting. Tigran Avinyan, Deputy Mayor of Yerevan, informed about this. Summer-autumn: shutdown at 02:00․ Yerevan is a community, a community of the population of Yerevan.
Yerevan is the capital of the Republic of Armenia.
Yerevan is a legal entity, has property rights and other property rights. Yerevan has a budget, as well as a seal with the image of the coat of arms of the Republic of Armenia and its name.
Local self-government in Yerevan is based on the principles established by the RA Law “On Local Self-Government”, ensuring the balanced development of all administrative districts of Yerevan.
The administrative borders of Yerevan are defined by the RA Law “On Administrative Territorial Division of the Republic of Armenia”.
Yerevan’s local self-government bodies are Yerevan Council of Elders, Yerevan Mayor. The local self-government bodies of Yerevan operate at their residence at 1 Argishtii Street. By the decision of the Council of Elders, the Council of Elders can organize its activities (including the holding of sessions) in another place.
Territorial administration in Yerevan is carried out by the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration. By decision of the government, certain functions of territorial administration in Yerevan can be transferred to other republican bodies of executive power.
The area of Yerevan is 223 square kilometers, the population is 1075.1 thousand. man
Yerevan is located in the northeastern part of the Ararat Valley, on both banks of the Hrazdan River, at an altitude of 900-1200 meters above sea level.
The climate of the city is very dry, with hot and dry summers and relatively harsh winters.
Yerevan is adjacent to Ararat, Armavir, Aragatsotn and Kotayk marzes by the administrative border.
Yerevan is divided into 12 administrative districts: Ajapnyak, Avan, Arabkir, Davtashen, Erebuni, Kentron, Malatia-Sebastia, Nor Nork, Nork-Marash, Nubarashen, Shengavit and Kanaker-Zeytun.
BC In the 9th century, the Armenian (Araratian) kingdom of Van – Urartu, Biayinili – emerged in the basin of Lake Van of the Armenian Highlands. The founder of the state was the Aramaic king. The Kingdom of Van was one of the most advanced powers of the time.
King Argishti I in the 5th year of his reign, BC. 782, he founded the fortress-city of Erebuni, today’s Yerevan, which became one of the most important administrative and economic centers of the country. The date of Erebuni’s foundation is known precisely from the cuneiform record that has reached us.
“By the greatness of the god Khaldi, Argishti, the son of Menua, says: I built this mighty fortress, I named Erebuni for the strength of the land of Bianil, to the terror of hostile countries. Argishti says: the land was desolate, mighty deeds I did there by the majesty of the god Khaldi, Argisht, son of Menua, mighty king, king of the land of Biainil, lord of the city of Tushpa.”
The name of our capital comes from the Urartian region – Erebun. It is known from Urartian studies that the sound “B” in Urartian is pronounced “V” in Armenian. Hence the name of Erebuni was changed to Yerevan.