Tsovinar, Armenie

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Tsovinar
Ծովինար
At the veelage o Tsovinar wi a cemetery on the hill in the backgrund, Juin 2009.
At the veelage o Tsovinar wi a cemetery on the hill in the backgrund, Juin 2009.
Tsovinar Ծովինար is locatit in Armenie
Tsovinar Ծովինար
Tsovinar
Ծովինար
Coordinates: 40°09′39″N 45°27′14″E / 40.16083°N 45.45389°E / 40.16083; 45.45389
KintraArmenie
Marz (Province)Gegharkunik
Govrenment
 • MayorMher Martoyan
Population
 (2008)
 • Tot4,310
Time zoneUTC+4 ( )
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 ( )

Tsovinar (Armenie: Ծովինար; umwhile, Kolakran) is a veelage in the Gegharkunik Province o Armenie. The name roughly translates tae "beach beside the sea". East o the veelage is the Urartian ceety o Teyseba (Odzaberd) foondit bi Rusa I, wi a cuneiform inscription nearbi. It is considered tae be the best preservit Urartian steid in the Sevan basin. Juist ootside o the veelage heidit sootheast are numerous stanes scattered athort the side o a hill. It is aw that remains o an auncient veelage destroyed durin a war lang ago. Some human bones an auld coins hae been foond in this aurie bi veelagers frae Tsovinar, attestin tae the story o wha haed happened here. No too far awa are twa sma single-nave kirks an ae. The kirk o Topi Galugh sits on a hill sootheast atween Tsovinar an Artsvanist, while the kirk o Surb Sarkis built atween 1100-1200 sits sooth o the veelage o Tsovinar on a promontory owerleukin a sma gorge. Next tae Surb Sarkis is a sma cemetery, an juist belaw the kirk in the gorge is a sma spring an cave. Further sooth are the remains o the auncient veelage o Karmrashen, which contains the kirk o Hnevank, the monument o Yot Verk Matur, numerous khachkars, an some tombs.

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