Metsamor

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Metsamor
Մեծամոր
Metsamor is located in Armenia
Metsamor
Metsamor
Coordinates: 40°08′34″N 44°06′59″E / 40.14278°N 44.11639°E / 40.14278; 44.11639
Kintra Armenie
Marz (Province) Armavir
Foondit 1979
Population (2008)
 • Total 9,546
Time zone   (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST)   (UTC+5)

Metsamor (Armenie: Մեծամոր‎) is a ceety in the Armavir Province o Armenie. Armenie's Nuclear Pouer Plant cried Metsamor Nuclear Pouer Plant is locatit in this ceety. Metsamor wis built in 1979 tae hoose wirkers frae the Metsamor Nuclear Pouer Plant. The pouer plant wis closed in 1989 efter an earthquake promptit offeecials tae reconsider the safety o the location. The plant reopened in 1996 efter being retrofittit tae mak it earthquake-resistant. The day, it generates 40 percent o Armenie's energy needs.[1] The balance o Armenie's energy uise is fueled bi thermal an hydro-generatit pouer. Metsamor is notable for the airchaeological steid at Metsamor castle an aw.

An aw on this steid is the Metsamor Museum, markin the bronze-age settlement. There is a row o phallus stanes juist ootside the front entrance o the museum. The stanes wur creatit as pairt o a fertility rite. Excavations at the steid demonstrate that thare haed been a vibrant cultural center here frae roughly 4000 tae 3000 BC, an mony airtifacts are hoosed in the museum. The settlement persistit through the Middle Ages.

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