Тhe relations of the public administration sphere in the regions of the Republic of Armenia /marz/ are regulated by the decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia “On Public Administration in the Regions of the Republic of Armenia ” and other legal acts.
The governors implement the territorial policy of the government, coordinate the activities of the territorial services of the executive bodies, except for cases provided by law.
Governors shall, within the limits of their authority, implement the territorial policy of the Government in the following areas: Finance, Urban Development,
Housing and Communal Services, Transport and Road Construction, Agriculture and Land Use, Education, Health, Social Security, Culture and Sport, Environmental and Natural Protection. Trade, Catering, and Service.
Regional policies in these areas, implemented by the governors, are conducted through employees of the regional administration, local subordinate organizations.
The governors coordinate the areas of internal affairs, national security, defense, communications, electricity, tax, emergency, and civil defense and the activities of the republican executive bodies in other areas.
The governors are appointed and dismissed by the decision of the government. These decisions shall be ratified by the President of the Republic.
The position of governor is discretionary. He is accountable and responsible to the government.
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The largest region in the territory of the Republic of Armenia is Gegharkunik, though 1/4 of the area is covered by water. The smallest is the Armavir region. Lori is the first in population. Vayots Dzor is distinguished not only by the absolute smallest population but also by the lowest density in RA. Kotayk is the only one that has no external border with any of the neighboring countries. Aragatsotn is one of the regions of Armenia /marzes/ where all the upward landscape areas meet.