The City of Artik, October 2009
|• Mayor||Arsen Abrahamyan|
|• Total||9 km2 (3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,859 m (6,099 ft)|
|• Density||1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC+4)|
|Area code(s)||(+374) 244|
Artik has several monuments and churches. At the central square there is a World War II monument. A short distance from the square are the two churches: Saint Marine built in the 5th century and Saint Gevorg built in the 7th century. Saint Gevorg is the larger of the two and had previously been turned into a storehouse under the Soviets. The first attempt to restore the church was made in early 1990s. Both churches are in partial ruins, with restoration interrupted by the collapse of the USSR. On January 6, 2006 a fund-raising campaign was announced in the city of Artik to reconstruct Saint Gevorg. There is also another 18th-century church in a cave as well as a well preserved church of Lmbatavank (Saint Stepanos) built in the 7th century standing on a hillside. The church was reconstructed between 1955-1956. During 1960 excavations, a Bronze-Age cemetery was discovered under the stones.
There are seven schools in Artik. During the Soviet era, all schools were 10-year schools. Recent modernazition of the Armenian schools implemented the high-school concept and School #3 was converted into a high school. Schools continue to struggle with declining enrollment due to population outmigration.
In addition to a number of private vocational colleges in Artik, the largest higher educational institution is the Artik Industrial-Technological College ("Tekhnikum") with an enrollment of 246 in 2000.
- Artik at GEOnet Names Server
- Report of the results of the 2001 Armenian Census, National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia
- World Gazeteer: Armenia – World-Gazetteer.com