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Sotk is located in Armenie
Coordinates: 40°12′11″N 45°51′53″E / 40.20306°N 45.86472°E / 40.20306; 45.86472
Marz (Province)Gegharkunik
Foondit15t century
2032 m (6,667 ft)
 • Total1,135
Time zoneUTC+4 ( )
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 ( )

Sotk (Armenie: Սոթք, till 1991 Zod) is a toun in the Gegharkunik Province o Armenie.


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At the end o the 19t century Zod wis a veelage wi 1100 Tatar inhabitants.[1] It grew intae a toun durin the region's industrialisation in the 1960 an 1970s, primarily due tae the exploitation o the Zod gowd mines.[2] Thare is nou a gowd mine an a licht metallurgie fabrication in the ootskirts o the toun. The toun haes a ruined Armenie basilica kirk said tae date frae the 7t century, wi 13t century gravestanes in its waws. The toun wis maistly populatit bi ethnic Azeris till 1988, when they fled tae Azerbaijan as a result o ethnic clashes.[3] The refugees frae Zod foondit the veelage o Yeni Zod in the Goygol rayon o Azerbaijan.[4]

Famous fowk frae the toun

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  1. Article "Зод", Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary (in Russian)[deid airtin]
  2. "SOVIET GOLD POLICY (S-09110), 16 December 1975, CIA De-Classified reports, accessed on 09.12.2009". Archived frae the original on 27 Mey 2010. Retrieved 24 Julie 2022.
  3. Reliew web Archived 2006-03-12 at the Library of Congress Web Archives
  4. Newspaper 'Azerbaijan' on visit of President of Azerbaijan to Yeni Zod village on 04 March 2008 (in Azerbaijani)
  5. "Web site o the Azerbaijan Naitional Academy o Sciences". Archived frae the original on 22 Julie 2011. Retrieved 5 Januar 2013.
  6. Azerbaijan International Journal
  7. Web site of Jamestown Foundation
  8. "Ibid". Archived frae the original on 20 Mairch 2012. Retrieved 5 Januar 2013.
  9. Decree No 6 of 23 June 1992 the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan: Legislative database of Azerbaijan[deid airtin]


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