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Yeghegnadzor Եղեգնաձոր is located in Armenie
Yeghegnadzor Եղեգնաձոր
Coordinates: 39°45′40″N 45°20′00″E / 39.76111°N 45.33333°E / 39.76111; 45.33333
Kintra Armenie
MarzVayots Dzor
 • MayorSirekan Babayan
1194 m (3,917 ft)
 • Total8,200
 • Density112.7/km2 (292/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (GMT +4)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (GMT+5)
Sources: Population [1]

Yeghegnadzor (Armenie: Եղեգնաձոր; aunciently, Yeghegik, till 1935, Keshishkend, frae 1935–1957, Mikoyan) is the caipital of the Armenie province o Vayots Dzor. The name o the ceety means "the valley o canes" in the Armenie leid. Durin Joseph Stalin's time, the ceety wis renamit efter Soviet politeecian Anastas Mikoyan. The toun is locatit 123 km sooth o the caipital Yerevan, on a sma river cried "Serkoghunk" (Armenie: Սրկողունք), at a hicht o 1194 meters abuin sea level.[2]

General information[eedit | eedit soorce]

Yeghegnadzor is ane o the auncient settlements o the historic province o Syunik athin Greater Armenie (Armenia Mayor). It wis mentioned in history syne the 5t century. The ruins o a medieval fortress coud be foond near the ceety.

The main economical activities in the ceety are based on construction sector an industrie. The maist important industrial firm o the ceety is the wine factory. There are mony firms as well for electro-mechanical tuils production. Lichter productions o canned fuids, textile an jewellery are foond in the toun an aw.

In the suburbs o Yeghegnadzor, agriculture remains the main activity o the population.

Education an sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun haes fower public education schuils, three kindergartens, ane intermediate college, ane muisic an airt schuil an ane sport schuil. The geological museum o the toun wis opened in 2002. Yeghegnadzor is hame tae Arpa Yeghegnadzor fitbaa club which is currently inactive.

Nerabi attractions[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Proshaberd fortress (Boloraberd fortress) o the 13t century, locatit few kilometers tae the north-east o Yeghegnadzor, near the veelage o Gladzor.
  • The historical "University o Gladzor" o the 13t century, locatit in the veelage o Gladzor juist ootside Yeghegnadzor.
  • Noravank Monastery o the 13t century, locatit few kilometers awa frae Yeghegnadzor, tae the soothwast o the toun.
  • Spitakavor monastery o the Holy Mither o God built in 1321, locatit juist tae the north o Yeghegnadzor near Proshaberd fortress.

Gallery[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Armstats:Population
  2. "Yeghegnadzor:Armenia page". Archived frae the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.

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