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Lernadzor is located in Armenia
Coordinates: 39°09′26″N 46°11′59″E / 39.15722°N 46.19972°E / 39.15722; 46.19972Coordinates: 39°09′26″N 46°11′59″E / 39.15722°N 46.19972°E / 39.15722; 46.19972
Country  Armenia
Marz (Province) Syunik
 • Total 102.78 km2 (39.68 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 547
 • Density 5.3/km2 (14/sq mi)
Time zone   (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST)   (UTC+5)
Lernadzor at GEOnet Names Server

Lernadzor (Armenian: Լեռնաձոր, also Romanized as Lerrnadzor; formerly, Kyurdikend) is a village and rural community (municipality) in the Syunik Province of Armenia.

The community of Lernadzor includes the villages of Lernadzor, Katnarat, Kavchut, Musallam and Pukhrut. The National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia (ARMSTAT) reported the community's population was 547 in 2010,[2] down from 634 at the 2001 census.[3] The village's population was 416 at the 2001 census.[3]

Uranium mine[edit]

In the 1970s, a Russian exploration team uncovered a mine containing in Lernadzor about 30,000 tons of uranium. In February 2008, a memorandum was signed between the ROA Ministry of Nature Protection and Rosatom, the Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation, regarding the cooperative geological exploration, production and reprocessing in the Armenian uranium sector.[4]