Yerevan is the capital of the Republic of Armenia.

Yerevan is a legal entity, has got the right to property and other ownership rights. Yerevan has a budget, as well as the seal with the coat of arms of the Republic of Armenia and its name. The local self-governance is Yerevan is based on the statutory principles determined by RA Law “On local self-governance” providing proportional development of all administrative districts of Yerevan.

The administrative boundaries of Yerevan are determined by the RA Law “On the administrative territorial dividing”.

Yerevan self-governance bodies are Yerevan Council of Elders and Yerevan Mayor. Local self-governance bodies work at their seat located at 1, Argishti street. By the decision of the Council of Elders, the Council can carry out its activities (including holding session) in other places too.

Territorial administration in Yerevan is conducted by the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration. By the decision of the Government certain functions of territorial administration in Yerevan can be delegated to other bodies of the executive power of the republic.

The territory of Yerevan is 233 sq km, the population is 1075.1 thousand people.

Yerevan is located in the northeastern part of Ararat valley, on both banks of the Hrazdan river, on the altitude of 900-1200 m above sea level.

The climate of the city is continental: hot and dry summers and relatively cold winters.

Yerevan borders on Ararat, Armavir, Aragatsotn and Kotayk marzes (provinces) of Armenia.

Yerevan is divided into 12 administrative districts: Ajapnyak, Avan, Arabkir, Davtashen, Erebuni, Kentron, Malatia- Sebastia, Nor Nork, Nork-Marash, Nubarashen, Shengavit and Kanaker-Zeytun.