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Artik
Արթիկ
Ceety
The ceety o Artik in October 2009
Artik  Արթիկ is located in Armenia
Artik  Արթիկ
Artik
Արթիկ
Coordinates: 40°37′02″N 43°58′33″E / 40.61722°N 43.97583°E / 40.61722; 43.97583
Kintra Banner o Armenie Armenie
Marz Shirak
Established 1945
Government
 • Mayor Khachatur Varagyan
Area
 • Total 31.5 km2 (12.2 sq mi)
Elevation 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 14,949
Time zone GMT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) GMT+5 (UTC+5)
Website www.artik.am

Artik (Armenian: Արթիկ, an aa Romanized as Art’ik) is a ceety locatit in the Shirak (marz) province o Armenie. It haes a population o 14,949 fowk, doun frae the 25,100 reportit in the 1989 census.

Artik haes mony monuments an kirks. At the square there is a Warld War II monument. A short distance frae the square are the twa kirks o Saunt Marine built in the 5t century an Surb Gevorg built in the 7t century. Surp Gevorg is the lairger o the twa an haed previously been turned intae a storehoose unner the Soviets. The first attempt tae restore the kirk wis made in early 1990s. Baith kirk are in partial ruins, wi restoration interruptit bi the collapse o the USSR. On Januar 6, 2006 a fund-raisin campaign wis annoonced in the ceety o Artik tae reconstruct S. Gevorg. Near the ceety is an aa an 18t century kirk in a cave, an a well preserved kirk o Lmbatavank (Surb Stepanos) built in the 7t century staundin on a hillside. The kirk wis reconstructit atween 1955-1956. Durin 1960 excavations, a Bronze-Age cemetery wis discovered unner the stanes.

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