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Khndzoresk is locatit in Armenie
Coordinates: 39°30′44″N 46°26′01″E / 39.51222°N 46.43361°E / 39.51222; 46.43361
Kintra Armenie
Marz (Province)Syunik
 • Total67.86 km2 (26.20 sq mi)
 • Tot2,260
 • Density33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 ( )
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 ( )
Khndzoresk at GEOnet Names Server

Khndzoresk (Armenie: Խնձորեսկ, pronounced [ˈχndzɔɾɛsk]) is a veelage an rural commonty (municipality) in the sooth east o Armenie, in the province (marz) o Syunik. The veelage is locatit tae the richt o Goris - Stepanavan heich-gate, on the steep slopes o Khor Dzor (Deep Gorge), frae which, accordin tae tradition, it got its name. Crossin the brig at the entrance o the veelage, the road continues towards the touns o Lachin an Stepanakert. New Khndzoresk (the current inhabitit aurie) wis built in the 1950s. The veelage is locatit at 1580m abuin sea level an occupees 6772,8ha. The Naitional Statistical Service o the Republic o Armenie (ARMSTAT) reportit its population as 2,260 in 2010,[2] up frae 1,992 at the 2001 census.[3]

Population an Infrastructur[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 2009, the population o Khndzoresk comprises 2256, o which 1126 weemen an 1130 men. Thare are 516 hoosehaulds in total. Aboot 90% of the population is involvit in agricultur (animal husbandry an gardenin). There is a sma milk processin enterprise, employin 8 fowk. The commonty haes a nummer o admeenistrative an public institutions, such as commonty cooncil, seicontary schuil (wi 370 pupils), muisical schuil, kindergarten, leebrar, museum, cultur club.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the end o the 19t century Auld Khndzoresk wis the biggest veelage o Eastren Armenie. In the beginnin o the 20t century the commonty haed 8300 inhabitants (1800 hoosehaulds). In 1913 thare wur 27 shops, 3 dye-hooses, tanneries, 7 schuils. The veelage is famous for takkin pairt in the leeberation muivement o David Bek. The fortress o Khndzoresk servit as a militar base for Mkhitar Sparapet in 1728-1730. In 1735 the veelage wis visitit bi Catholicos (Heid o Armenie Apostolic Kirk) Abraham Kretatsi who gave a thorough description o the commonty in his chronicles. Durin the 1980s, an additional veelage sproutit 7 km frae Khndzoresk due resizin an poleetical unrest. This veelage, considerably smaller than Khndzoresk, is cried lawer Khndzoresk, or Nerkin Khndzoresk.

Cultural heritage[eedit | eedit soorce]

Khndzoresk is widely famous for its canyon wi picturesque rock formations an auncient cave settlement. The airtificial caves, some o which are currently uised as stables an warehooses, uised tae be inhabitit till the 1950s. In the bottom o the gorge thare is St.Hripsime kirk, datit back tae 17t century. On a spur ayont on the richt side o the gorge thare is Anapat (hermitage) wi the tomb o Mkhitar Sparapet. The cave kirk o St.Tatevos can be foond nearbi an aw.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

The climate in the community is wairm, relatively humid, wi mild winters. Annual precipitation is 450-700mm.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • S. Hayrapetyan. Four-Year Development Programme of Khndzoresk Community (2009-2012). 2009