View of Berd
|• Total||3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC+4)|
Berd (Armenian: Բերդ), formerly known as Berdagyugh, Tavuzghala, Tauzkend, Tovuz, Volorut, Shlorut and Ghalakyand, is a town in the Tavush Province of Armenia and a central settlement within the Shamshadin region. It is located to the left of the Tavush river, 211 kilometres (131 miles) from Yerevan, surrounded with low mountains.
Located near the city are the ruins of the Tavush fortress (10th century), the Nor Varagavank and Khoranashat monasteries (12th century). Other monasteries not far include Shkhmuradi, Srveghi and Kaptavank.
Berd is also the center of agricultural area in Armenia. Near the city, fruit, tobacco and other cultures are grown. Other well-developed industries of Berd include winemaking, beekeeping, and granary.
- Berd 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
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