Jrvezh

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Coordinates: 40°11′08″N 44°35′13″E / 40.18556°N 44.58694°E / 40.18556; 44.58694

Jrvezh
Ջրվեժ
Surp Katoghike church of Jrvezh, opened in 1891
Surp Katoghike church of Jrvezh, opened in 1891
Jrvezh is located in Armenia
Jrvezh
Jrvezh
Coordinates: 40°11′08″N 44°35′13″E / 40.18556°N 44.58694°E / 40.18556; 44.58694
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Kotayk
First mentioned 5th century
Area
 • Total 8.43 km2 (3.25 sq mi)
Elevation 1,360 m (4,460 ft)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 7,198
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone   (UTC+4)
Website Official website

Jrvezh (Armenian: Ջրվեժ), meaning "waterfall", is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia, located at the eastern outskirts of the capital Yerevan. The village is 45 km south of the provincial capital Hrazdan, and 9 km from the town of Abovyan.[1]

The name of the village appeared for the first time in history during the 5th century by historian Ghazar Parpetsi.

The village is home to many historical sites including the remains of 2 chaples dating back to the 7th and 13th centuries respectively.

The present-day Surp Katoghike church of Jrvezh was opened in 1891.

As of the 2011 census, the population of the village is 7,198.

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