Jrarat, Armavir

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Coordinates: 40°04′17″N 44°15′47″E / 40.07139°N 44.26306°E / 40.07139; 44.26306

Jrarat
Ջրառատ
Jrarat is located in Armenia
Jrarat
Jrarat
Coordinates: 40°04′17″N 44°15′47″E / 40.07139°N 44.26306°E / 40.07139; 44.26306
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Armavir
Population (2008)
 • Total 2,833
Time zone   (UTC+4)

Jrarat (Armenian: Ջրառատ) formerly known as Gharkhun or Verin Gharkhun, is a village in the Armavir Province of Armenia. It has a large poultry industry and nearby is a piece of land reserved for the cochineal dye beetles, Porphyrophora hamelii. [1]

In addition to the 2,833 people in the town, the Jrarrat Poultry Farm has an additional 1,165 residents (2001 census) in its workers' housing, bringing the population of the area to 4,000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiesling, Rediscoving Armenia, p. 40, available online at the US embassy to Armenia's website