Territory -227 square km
Agricultural land - 6413 ha
including arable land - 1506 ha
District communities - 12
Population as of January 1, 2003 -1102.0 ths.
Yerevan is the capital of the Republic of Armenia. It is the largest city not only among the present –day 48 cities of the Republic of Armenia but also among the capitals of historical Armenia.
Yerevan is one of the oldest cities in the world and has a history of 2784 years (of the same age as Eternal City of Rome, Kartagen, Nineveh and Damascus). It is about at the same latitude as Washington, Madrid, Pekin.
The city is situated in the north-eastern part of Ararat Valley on the concavity of Yerevan.
Yerevan has dry continental climate. The annual mean temperature is 10-11°C. Summer is long and hot, mainly with dry weather (mean temperature is 24-25°C, the highest temperature - 41-42°C). Winter is temperate cold, mainly with unstable snow cover (the maximum temperature in January is -5, -6°C, the minimum temperature -31°C). Spring is short and weather is very changeable. Autumn is mild and pleasant, sunny and warm. Annual number of precipitations
fluctuates within the limits of 300-350mm.
Yervan- the capital is the largest city of the republic with its population. It consists of 12 district communities: Ajapnyak, Avan, Arabkir, Davtashen, Erebuni, Kentron, Malatia- Sebastia, Nor Nork, Nork-Marash, Nubarashen, Shengavit, Kanaker-Zeytun, covering the third part of population of the Republic (34.3% in 2002) and it exceeds the average republican indicator about 50 times by the density of population (4855 people per square km).