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Khndzoresk is located 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)
 • Total2,260
 • 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 biggit 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]

  1. "Syunik regional e-Govrenance Seestem" (in Armenian). Syunik Province provincial govrenment. Click on airtin enteetled "Համայնքներ" (commonty) an sairch for the place bi Armenie 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
  • S. Hayrapetyan. Four-Year Development Programme of Khndzoresk Community (2009-2012). 2009