Azatan

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Azatan
Ազատան
community
Azatan is located in Armenia
Azatan
Azatan
Coordinates: 40°43′26″N 43°49′14″E / 40.72389°N 43.82056°E / 40.72389; 43.82056Coordinates: 40°43′26″N 43°49′14″E / 40.72389°N 43.82056°E / 40.72389; 43.82056
Country  Armenia
Province Shirak
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,697
Azatan at GEOnet Names Server

Azatan (Armenian: Ազատան; formerly, Karakilisa, Karakhs, and Pokr Karakilisa) is a village and rural community (municipality) in the Shirak Province of Armenia. The National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia (ARMSTAT) reported its population was 5,697 in 2010,[1] up from 5,117 at the 2001 census.[2]

The name derives from the Armenian word Azatan (Armenian: Ազատան) - meaning "freedmen" .

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