Artsvanist

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Artsvanist
Արծվանիստ
Vanevan Monastery
Vanevan Monastery
Artsvanist  Արծվանիստ is located in Armenia
Artsvanist  Արծվանիստ
Artsvanist
Արծվանիստ
Coordinates: 40°09′18″N 45°30′28″E / 40.15500°N 45.50778°E / 40.15500; 45.50778Coordinates: 40°09′18″N 45°30′28″E / 40.15500°N 45.50778°E / 40.15500; 45.50778
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Gegharkunik
Founded 1829-30
Government
 • Mayor Samvel Ohanyan
Elevation 1,941 m (6,368 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 3,061
Time zone GMT+4 (UTC+4)
Postal code 1404

Artsvanist (Armenian: Արծվանիստ; until 1968, Nerkin Aluchalu, Alichali, and Russified as Nizhniy Aluchalu) is a village located south of Lake Sevan in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. The village was founded in 1829-30 by migrants from Alashkert, in present day Eastern Turkey. In the gorge south of the village is the important early 10th century monastery of Vanevan and large but broken medieval khachkar monument nearby.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiesling, Brady (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 80. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.