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Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Vagharshapat
Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Vagharshapat
Banner o Vagharshapat
Offeecial seal o Vagharshapat
Vagharshapat is locatit in Armenie
Coordinates: 40°10′22″N 44°17′33″E / 40.17278°N 44.29250°E / 40.17278; 44.29250
Kintra Armenie
Marz (Province) Armavir
Established 685 BC
 • Mayor Karen Manvel Grigoryan
 • Total 44.24 km2 (17.08 sq mi)
Elevation 853 m (2,799 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Tot 57,300
 • Density 1,295/km2 (3,350/sq mi)
Time zone   (UTC+4)
 • Simmer (DST)   (UTC+5)
Aurie code(s) 0231
Wabsteid offeecial wabsteid
Sources: Population [1]

Vagharshapat (Armenie: Վաղարշապատ), commonly kent as Ejmiatsin in Eastren Armenie an Echmiadzin in Wastren Armenie (Armenie: Էջմիածին), is the fowert-lairgest ceety in Armenie an the spiritual centre o the Armenies, as it is the seat o the Catholicos o Aw Armenies, the heid o the Holy Armenie Apostolic Kirk. It is the maist populous ceety in Armavir Province, locatit aboot 18 km wast o Yerevan, 25 km east o the regional centre o Armavir, anerlie 10 km north o the Armenie-Turkis border. The 1989 census coontit the population o Ejmiatsin as 61,000; it haes declined somewha syne: 58,388 in the 2001 census, an an estimatit 56,757 in 2008.

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Map o modren-day Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin) is a memmer o the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC)[2] since 2007.[3]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Currently, Vagharshapat-Ejmiatsin haes 6 sister ceeties:[4]

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