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The following romanization/transliteration table was used to create the English version of place names in the FamilySearch Catalog based on their Armenian names -- ALA-LC Romanization Table for Armenian
Note: English place names referring to Armenian cities during the Russian Empire time-period were typically created based on the Russian version of the name. See the ALA-LC Romanization table for Russian.
Republic of Armenia / Հայաստան (1991-current)[edit | edit source]
As of 1995 Armenia has been split between ten provinces and the city of Yerevan.
Each province (Մարզ) contains municipalities which in turn contains several towns or villages. Click on the links below, then open "places within" to see towns within each province in the Family History Library Catalog.
|Aragatsotn||Արագածոտն||created from the districts of Ashtarak, Aparan, Aragats and Tʹalin|
|Ararat||Արարատ||created from the districts of Ararat, Artashat, and Masis|
|Armavir||Արմավիր||created from the districts of Armavir (previously called Hoktemberyan), Baghramyan, and Ējmiatsin|
|Gegharkʹunikʹ||Գեղարքունիք||created from the districts of Kamo, Krasnoselsk, Martuni, Sevan, and Vardenis|
|Kotaykʹ||Կոտայք||created from the districts of Kotaykʹ, Hrazdan, and Nairi|
|Loṛi||Լոռի||created from the districts of Gugarikʹ, Tʹumanyan, Spitak, Stepʹanavan, and Tashir (previously called Kalinino)|
|Shirak||Շիրակ||created from the districts of Akhuryan, Amasia, Ani, Ashotsk (previously called Ghukasyan), and Artʹik|
|Syunikʹ||Սյունիք||created from the districts of Goris, Ghapʹan, Meghri, and Sisian|
|Tavush||Տավուշ||created from the districts of Ijevan, Noyemberyan, and Shamshadin|
|Vayotsʹ Dzor||Վայոց Ձոր||created from the districts of Yeghegnadzor and Vayk (previously called Azizbekov)|
The law on the Administrative-Territorial Division of the Republic of Armenia put in place in 1995 has been amended several times since it was enacted. The law and its subsequent amendments can be viewed here.
Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic / Հայկական Սովետական Սոցիալիստական Հանրապետություն (1936-1991)[edit | edit source]
Place names and boundaries changed dramatically during the Soviet era.
For a full list of place name changes as of 1988, see FHL book 947.56 E3h 1988 Հայկական ՍՍՀ Վարչա-Տերիտորիալ Բաժանումը / Армянская ССР Административно-Территориальное Деление (Territorial divisions of the Armenian SSR)
For more information about the policies and types of place name changes that occurred, see the following article: The Alteration of Place Names and Construction of National Identity in Soviet Armenia
Click on the links below, then open "places within" to see towns within each province in the Family History Library Catalog.
|Abovyan||Աբովյան||created 9 September 1930, called Kotaykʹ (Կոտայք) until 1961|
|Akhuryan||Ախուրյան||created 31 December 1937, called Duzkʹend (Դուզքենդ) until 1945|
|Amasia||Ամասիա||created 9 September 1930|
|Ani||Անի||created 31 December 1937, called Aghin (Աղին) until 1961|
|Aparan||Ապարան||created 9 September 1930|
|Aragats||Արագած||created 15 March 1972|
|Ararat||Արարատ||created 9 September 1930, called Vedi (Վեդի) until 1968|
|Artashat||Արտաշատ||created 9 September 1930|
|Artʹik||Արթիկ||created 9 September 1930|
|Ashtarak||Աշտարակ||created 9 September 1930|
|Azizbekov||Ազիզբեկով||created 15 October 1931, *called Vayk from 1990-1995|
|Baghramyan||Բաղրամյան||created 6 March 1983|
|Ējmiatsin||Էջմիածին||created 9 September 1930|
|Ghapʹan||Ղափան||created 9 September 1930|
|Ghukasyan||Ղուկասյան||created 31 December 1937, *called Ashotsk from 1990-1995|
|Goris||Գորիս||created 9 September 1930|
|Gugarikʹ||Գուգարիք||created 9 September 1930, called Gharakilisa (Ղարաքիլիսա) until 1935, Kirovakan (Կիրովական) from 1935-1964|
|Hrazdan||Հրազդան||created 9 September 1930|
|Hoktemberyan||Հոկտեմբերյան||created 9 September 1930|
|Ijevan||Իջևան||created 9 September 1930|
|Kamo||Կամո||created 9 September 1930|
|Kalinino||Կալինինո||created 31 December 1937, *called Tashir from 1991-1995|
|Krasnoselsk||Կրասնոսելսկ||created 31 December 1937|
|Martuni||Մարտունի||created 9 September 1930|
|Masis||Մասիս||created 14 January 1969|
|Meghri||Մեղրի||created 9 September 1930|
|Nairi||Նաիրի||created 15 March 1972|
|Noyemberyan||Նոյեմբերյան||created 31 December 1937|
|Shamshadin||Շամշադին||created 9 September 1930|
|Sevan||Սևան||created 31 December 1937|
|Sisian||Սիսիան||created 9 September 1930|
|Spitak||Սպիտակ||created 31 December 1937, called Hamamlu (Համամլու) until 1949|
|Stepʹanavan||Ստեփանավան||created 9 September 1930|
|Tʹalin||Թալին||created 9 September 1930|
|Tʹumanyan||Թումանյան||created 9 September 1930|
|Vardenis||Վարդենիս||created 9 September 1930, called Basargechar (Բասարգեչար) until 1969|
|Yeghegnadzor||Եղեգնաձոր||created 15 October 1931|
Armenia within the Russian Empire (1813-1917)[edit | edit source]
Each province (губерния) contained several districts. Each district (уeзд) then contained towns and villages.
The bulk of what is now Armenia was part of the Russian Empire province of Ėrivan. [The district of Surmali is now part of Turkey. Nakhichevan and part of the Sharur-Daralagez districts are now part of Azerbaijan.] Ėrivan province was created in 1850 and was split into the following seven districts (as of 1872): Click on the links below, then open "places within" to see towns within each district in the Family History Library Catalog.