Agarak, Syunik

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For the ither Agarak in Syunik province, see Agarak, Kapan.
Agarak as seen frae the Armenie-Iranian borderline
Agarak as seen frae the Armenie-Iranian borderline
Agarak is locatit in Armenie
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
 • Mayor Mkhitar Zakaryan
 • Total 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)
 • Simmer (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 mairch 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 biggit 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 kirk Surb Amenaprkich (Holy Saviour) o the 17t century is no far frae Agarak.

Currently, thare 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 nor 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 organisations are registered in the toun.[4]

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

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