Lori ( ) is a province (marz) of Armenia.
It is in
the north of the country, bordering Georgia.
capital is Vanadzor and Stepanavan is its second largest city. It is home to the
UNESCO World Heritage
Sites of Haghpat and Sanahin and the
Armenians, Georgians, and Greeks make an annual pilgrimage on
affected severely from the 1988 Spitak earthquake.
Lori is the birthplace of several famous Armenians including
musician Harutyun Sayatyan
as Sayat-Nova), poet Hovhannes
, Soviet aircraft designer Artem Mikoyan
, and Soviet statesman Anastas Mikoyan
Lori borders the following marzer:
The province of Lori consists of the following 113 communities
), of which 8 (bold
table) are considered urban and 105 are considered rural. The
division below is by raion
, the administrative
subdivisions of Armenia before 1995.