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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.

Armenia (post 1995)[edit | edit source]

Modern Armenia is split between ten provinces and the city of Yerevan.

Each province (Մարզ) contains municipalities which in turn contains several towns or villages.


English Armenian
Aragatsotn Արագածոտն
Ararat Արարատ
Armavir Արմավիր
Gegharkʹunikʹ Գեղարքունիք
Kotaykʹ Կոտայք
Loṛi Լոռի
Shirak Շիրակ
Syunikʹ Սյունիք
Tavush Տավուշ
Vayotsʹ Dzor Վայոց Ձոր

Soviet Armenia[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 Հայկական ՍՍՀ Վարչա-տերիտորիալ Բաժանումը

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

Soviet era provinces

English Armenian Notes
Abovyan Աբովյան created 9 September 1931, called Kotaykʹ (Կոտայք) until 1961
Akhuryan Ախուրյան created 31 December 1937
Amasiya Ամասիյա created 9 September 1930
Ani Անի created 31 December 1931, called Aghin (Աղին) until 1961
Aparan Ապարան created 9 September 1930
Aragats Արագած
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
Azizbekov Ազիզբեկով created 15 October 1931
Baghramyan Բաղրամյան created 9 September 1930
Ējmiatsin Էջմիածին created 9 September 1930
Ghapʹan Ղափան
Ghukasyan Ղուկասյան
Goris Գորիս created 9 September 1930
Gugarikʹ Գուգարիք created 30 September 1930, called Gharakilisa (Ղարաքիլիսա) until 1935, Kirovakan (Կիրովական) from 1935-1964
Hoktemberyan Հոկտեմբերյան
Ijevan Իջեվան
Kamo Կամո
Kalinino Կալինինո
Krasnoselsk Կրասնոսելսկ
Martuni Մարտունի
Masis Մասիս
Meghri Մեղրի
Nairi Նաիրի
Noyemberyan Նոյեմբերյան
Shamshadin Շամշադին
Sevan Սևան
Sisian Սիսիան
Spitak Սպիտակ
Stepʹanavan Ստեփանավան
Tʹalin Թալին
Tʹumanyan Թումանյան
Vardenis Վարդենիս
Yeghegnadzor Եղեգնաձոր

Armenia within the Russian Empire[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. Ėrivan province was split into seven districts (as of 1872):

English Russian
Aleksandrapolʹ Александраполь
Ėchmiadzin Эчмиадзин
Ėrivan Эриван
Nakhichevan Нахичеван
Novobayazet Новобаязет
Sharur-Daralagyoz Шаруро-Даралагез
Surmali/Surmalu Сурмали


Southern parts of Tiflis province and western areas of Elisavetpolʹ province are also included within the borders of modern Armenia.