Rivers of Armenia

Rivers of ArmeniaIn today’s article, we will talk about the rivers of Armenia. In Armenia, there are about 9,480 rivers, of which 379 have a length of more than 10 km. The total length of the rivers in Armenia is approximately 23,000 km. There are more than 95 thousand rivers in the Armenian Highlands, of which over 4 thousand rivers have a length of 10 km and more.

The longest rivers of the Armenian Highlands are:

  • Euphrates (Armenian: Եփրատ) – 2736 km.
  • Tigris (Armenian: Տիգրիս), also called Aranza (Արանզա), Jerm (Ջերմ) – 1850 km.
  • Kura (Kur in Armenian sources) – 1515 km (the river starts in the Armenian Highlands).
  • Araks – 1072 km.
  • Aratsani – 722 km. Here, King Tiridates III of Armenia was baptized in the 4th century. Today, the river is in the territory of Turkey and is called Murad.
  • Great Zab – 473 km.
  • Tšorokh – 438 km.
  • Akhuryan – 186 km.
  • Debed – 152 km.
  • Hrazdan – 141 km.
  • Arpa – 126 km.
  • Vorotan – 119 km.

The vast list of rivers of Armenia includes the rivers of Aghavnadzor, Aghstev, Azat, Aygabats, Ayriget, Alareks, Amberd, Arkashen, Archigi, Astghadzor, Achanan, Akhum, Vardenis, Vachagan, Vedi, Voghchi, Gavaraget, Gerger, Getik, Gegharot, Geghi, Goris, Dzknaget, Dzoraget, Yeghegis, Karasu or the Western Euphrates, Kasakh, Lichk, Levonaget, Marmarik, Martuni, Marts, Masrik, Meghri, Metsamor or Sevjur, Norashenik or Achanan, Pambak, Tsav or Basutajur, Tsakkar, Shaki, and others.

• Aghavnadzor. The river merges with the Arpa river near the Areni village.
• Aghstev
• Azat
• Amberd
• Araks
• Aratsani
• Arpa
• Akhuryan
• Great Zab
• Vardenis
• Vachagan
• Vedi
• Vorotan
• Voghchi
• Getik
• Debed
• Dzoraget
• Euphrates
• Kasakh
• Kura
• Levonaget
• Lichk
• Marmarik
• Martuni. Because of a cascade of small hydroelectric power stations, the riverbed is drying up, making the Sevan Lake deprived of its water.
• Marts
• Masrik
• Meghri
• Metsamor or Sevjur
• Pambak
• Hrazdan
• Sarnajur
• Tartar
• Tigris
• Tortum
• Khachaghpyur
• Khachinai, Artsakh
• Tšorokh
• Shaki and its waterfall


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