Berd

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Coordinates: 40°52′51″N 45°23′30″E / 40.88083°N 45.39167°E / 40.88083; 45.39167

Berd
Բերդ
General view of Berd
General view of Berd
Berd  Բերդ is located in Armenia
Berd  Բերդ
Berd
Բերդ
Coordinates: 40°52′51″N 45°23′30″E / 40.88083°N 45.39167°E / 40.88083; 45.39167
Country  Armenia
Marz Tavush Province
Founded 10th century
Area
 • Total 3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 8,500
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+4)
Website www.berdhamaynq.am

Berd (Armenian: Բերդ) 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.

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