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For the toun soothwast o Sisian, umwhile cried Sisian an aw, see Hatsavan, Syunik.
Sisian
Սիսիան
commonty
Sisian
Sisian
Sisian is locatit in Armenia
Sisian
Sisian
Coordinates: 39°31′15″N 46°01′56″E / 39.52083°N 46.03222°E / 39.52083; 46.03222
Kintra  Armenie
Marz Syunik
Ceety status 1974
Govrenment
 • Mayor Aghasi Hakobjanian
Aurie[1]
 • Total 36.70 km2 (14.17 sq mi)
Elevation 1,600 m (5,200 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Tot 16,735
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone GMT +4
Aurie code(s) +374 2830
Sisian at GEOnet Names Server

Sisian (Armenie: Սիսիան) - a ceety in the soothren province o Syunik, Armenie. Umwhile kent as Sisakan an aw, till 1935 it wis namit Karakilise, in 1935 wis namit Sisavan, in 1940 Sisian.[2] Locatit on baith banks o Vorotan River, 6 km sooth o the Yerevan-Meghri heich-gate, at a distance o 217 km frae Yerevan an 115 km frae Kapan. Sisian forms an urban commonty (municipality). The Naitional Statistical Service o the Republic o Armenie (ARMSTAT) reportit its population wis 16,735 in 2010,[3] doun frae 16,843 at the 2001 census.[4]

Etymologie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The aurie o modren-day Sisian wis cried Sisakan durin auncient historical periods an aw. Accordin tae Movses Khorenatsi, the name o Sisakan -an subsequently Sisian- wis derivit frae Sisak,[5] a legendary ancestor o the Armenie princely hoose o Syuni.[6]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Historically, the territory o modren Sisian wis pairt o Tseghuk canton (Armenie: Ծղուկք գաւառ Tsghukk gavar), at the hert o the auncient province o Syunik, athin Armenie Major. Durin the 4t century, the nearbi historic dounset o Shaghat became the residence o the princes an the releegious leaders o Syunik. It remained the spiritual an the poleetical centre o the region till the end o the 10t century, when the fortifee'd toun o Kapan in Baghk canton wis selectit as caipital o the newly established Kinrick o Siwnik.[7]

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  1. "Syunik regional e-Govrenance Seestem" (in Armenie). Syunik Province provincial govrenment.  Click on airtin enteetled "Համայնքներ" (commonty) an sairch for the place bi Armenie name.
  2. (in Azerbaijani) Regions of Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic
  3. "Marzes of the Republic of Armenia and Yerevan City in Figures, 2010" (PDF). Naitional Statistical Service o the Republic o Armenie (ARMSTAT). 
  4. Report of the results of the 2001 Armenian Census, Naitional Statistical Service o the Republic o Armenie
  5. (in Armenie) Movses Khorenatsi. History of Armenia, 5th Century (Հայոց Պատմություն, Ե Դար). Annotated translation and commentary by Stepan Malkhasyants. Gagik Sarkisyan (ed.) Yerevan: Hayastan Publishing, 1997, 1.12, p. 88 ISBN 5-540-01192-9.
  6. (in Armenie) Harutyunyan, Babken. «Սիսակ» (Sisak). Soviet Armenian Encyclopedia. vol. x. Yerevan, Armenian SSR: Armenian Academy of Sciences, 1984, p. 399.
  7. http://hpj.asj-oa.am/969/1/1966-3(221).pdf Kingod of Siwnik