Agarak, Syunik

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Agarak
Ագարակ
commonty
Agarak as seen frae the Armenie-Iranian borderline
Agarak as seen frae the Armenie-Iranian borderline
Agarak is located in Armenia
Agarak
Agarak
Coordinates: 38°51′43″N 46°11′41″E / 38.86194°N 46.19472°E / 38.86194; 46.19472
Kintra  Armenie
Marz (Province) Syunik
Ceety 1949
Govrenment
 • Mayor Mkhitar Zakaryan
Aurie[1]
 • Tot 0.25 km2 (0.10 sq mi)
Elevation 660 m (2,170 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Tot 4,881
 • Density 20,000/km2 (51,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) DST (UTC+5)
Aurie code(s) (+374) 286
Agarak, Syunik at GEOnet Names Server

Agarak (Armenie: Ագարակ) is a ceety foondit in 1949, in Syunik Province, Armenie. It is considered the soothren end o Armenie as it is locatit on the left bank o river Araks on the border wi Iran, 9 km sooth wast tae Meghri. The toun is on a distance o 410 km sooth o the caipital Yerevan an 94 km sooth tae Syunik's centre Kapan. It wis a railwey station on the demolished an nan-functionin branch Yerevan-Nakhichivan-Horadiz. Agarak forms an urban commonty (municipality). The Naitional Statistical Service o the Republic o Armenie (ARMSTAT) reportit its population wis 4,881 in 2010,[2] up frae 4,801 at the 2001 census.[3]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Agarak occupee's a pairt o Arevik province athin the historical region o Syunik o Greater Armenie. It wis first mentioned in the 12-13t centuries bi Stepanos Orbelian as a rural territory. Syne the auncient times, the aurie wis kent for its copper an lead mines. The name o the toun derivit frae a veelage situatit no faur frae it.

Agarak wis foondit in 1949 as an aurie o wirkers an in 1954 it gained a toun status. The further development o the toun is relatit tae the copper-molybdenum plant built in 1958. Fowk wur brocht here frae the nearbi veelages an in a few years it became an industrial toun. In 1972 the population o the toun wis aboot 3800 an in 1979 it became 4073.

The church Surb Amenaprkich (Holy Saviour) o the 17t century is no far frae Agarak.

Currently, there are 2 kindergartens, 1 seicontary schuil, an airt schuil, a cultural palace, 2 libraries an a fitbaa stadium in the toun.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Agarak is considered tae be a miners' ceety. It is a centre o nan-ferrous metallurgie. The copper-molybdenic industrie wis recovered in Agarak syne 2001. Currently, it secures aroond 1200 job opportunities, which maks mair than ane fift o the whole population o the toun.

The industrial enterprises o the toun are the "Agarak copper-molybdenum Plant", the "Karchevan Poultry" an the "Agarak Bakery". The Meghri custom hoose an the neebourin mercat are situatit in Agarak territory. 18 organizations are registered in the toun.[4]

The Armenian section o Iran-Armenie gas pipeline stairtit on 30 November 2004 in Agarak.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. (Armenian) "Syunik regional e-Governance System". Syunik provincial government. http://Syunik.region.am. Click on link entitled "Համայնքներ" (community) and search for the place by Armenian name.
  2. "Marzes of the Republic of Armenia and Yerevan City in Figures, 2010" (PDF). Naitional Statistical Service o the Republic o Armenie (ARMSTAT). 
  3. Report of the results of the 2001 Armenian Census, Naitional Statistical Service o the Republic o Armenie
  4. "Syunik: Agarak".