Vardenis

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Vardenis
Վարդենիս
Vardenis in winter
Vardenis in winter
Vardenis Վարդենիս is locatit in Armenie
Vardenis Վարդենիս
Vardenis
Վարդենիս
Coordinates: 40°10′50″N 45°43′12″E / 40.18056°N 45.72000°E / 40.18056; 45.72000
Kintra Armenie
MarzGegharkunik
Established1830
Govrenment
 • MayorVolodya Khloyan
Area
 • Total7.5 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Elevation
1943 m (6,375 ft)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total12,700
Time zoneGMT+4
Area code(s)+374 (269)
Sources: Population [1]

Vardenis (Armenie: Վարդենիս, till 1969 Basargechar, oreeginal an auncient name - Vasakashen (Armenie: Վասակաշեն) is a toun locatit in the sooth-eastren corner o Gegharkunik province (marz) o the Republic o Armenie. The town is located in the valley of the Masrik river, on the territory o the Masrik artesian basin at 1943 meters abuin sea level. It is 170 km frae the caipital Yerevan, an 75 km frae the provincial centre Gavar. The administrative territory o Vardenis comprises 3006ha, o which 736ha is occupee'd bi the toun itsel. Vardenis got its status as a urban dounset in 1995.

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