Area: 1,242 km²
Unemployment: 4.8 %
Per Capita GDP:
GDP change 2015-2017:
INDUSTRIES: Winery, brandy factories
EDUCATION: 124 schools
NATURAL RESOURCES: The Vordan Karmir Sanctuary
DESTINATIONS: Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Zvartnots cathedral, Saint Hripsime Church
STRENGTHS: Low level of migration, favorable climate for agriculture, recycling organizations, Recognition of agricultural products, collaboration between regional stakeholders: regional authorities, NGOs & media
WEAKNESS: Migration of the youth, high level of extreme poverty, aging population and low level of birth rate, scarcity of green areas, possible risks with nuclear power plants
OPPORTUNITIES: Tourism, agriculture: farming and cattle-breeding, fish farming.
THREATS: Incompliance of the education and work market, Agriculture as a leading area and dependence of the region on traditional agriculture, Scarcity of natural resources & their mismanagement. Abrupt climate changes ,Climate challenges and risks, weak tendencies for development of the tourism.