Arpa (river)

The Arpa (Armenian: Արփա; Azerbaijani: Arpaçay) is a river that flows through Armenia and Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan exclave. It originates in the Vayots Dzor province (marz) of Armenia and is a left tributary of the Aras. It is 128 km (80 mi) long, and has a drainage basin of 2,630 km2 (1,020 sq mi).[1] It runs through many cities and towns, including Jermuk, Vayk, Yeghegnadzor, Areni, Oğlanqala, Siyaqut and Qışlaqabbas. Spandaryan Reservoir lies on the river.[2]

Řeka Arpa.jpg
Arpa river in Vayots Dzor, Armenia
CountryArmenia, Azerbaijan
Physical characteristics
 • coordinates
39°28′07″N 44°56′49″E / 39.46861°N 44.94694°E / 39.46861; 44.94694Coordinates: 39°28′07″N 44°56′49″E / 39.46861°N 44.94694°E / 39.46861; 44.94694
Length128 km (80 mi)
Basin size2,630 km2 (1,020 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionArasKuraCaspian Sea
The Arpa river and its basin (light pink) within Armenia

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Арпа, Great Soviet Encyclopedia
  2. ^ "Rivers of Armenia". Armenia Discovery. Retrieved July 6, 2021.