· Armenia (officially, the Republic of Armenia) is divided into 11 provinces (marzer, sing. marz). In alphabetical order, these provinces are: Aragatsotn, Ararat, Armavir, Geghark'unik', Kotayk', Lorri, Shirak, Syunik', Tavush, Vayots'Dzor and Yerevan. The Yerevan province has been granted special administrative status. The provinces are further subdivided into municipal communities.