Malatia-Sebastia district

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Malatia-Sebastia
Մալաթիա-Սեբաստիա
Holy Trinity Church in Malatia-Sebastia district
Holy Trinity Church in Malatia-Sebastia district
Location of Malatia-SebastiaՄալաթիա-Սեբաստիա
Coordinates: 40°10′26.10″N 44°26′44.79″E / 40.1739167°N 44.4457750°E / 40.1739167; 44.4457750Coordinates: 40°10′26.10″N 44°26′44.79″E / 40.1739167°N 44.4457750°E / 40.1739167; 44.4457750
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Yerevan
Government
 • Mayor of District Davit Ohanyan
Area
 • Total 25.8 km2 (10.0 sq mi)
Elevation 950 m (3,120 ft)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 141,900
Time zone   (UTC+4)

Malatia-Sebastia (Armenian: Մալաթիա-Սեբաստիա) is one of the 12 districts of the Armenian capital Yerevan, located in the western part of the city. It is bordered by Ajapnyak district form the north, Kentron district from the east and Shengavit district from the south. The district is bordered by the Armavir Province from the east and the Ararat Province from the southeast.[1]

The name of the community is derived from two former major Armenian settlements in modern-day Turkey; Malatya and Sivas.

The district is commonly divided into six smaller neighbourhoods: Nor Malatia, Nor Sebastia, Zoravar Andranik, Shahumyan, Araratyan and Haghtanak.

Being home to many of the poorest neighborhoods of Yerevan, the district is sometimes referred to as Bangladesh by locals.

Zvartnots International Airport is located at the outskirts of Malatia-Sebastia, to the south-west of the district.

Streets and parks[edit]

  • Main streets:
    • Raffi street
    • Admiral Isakov Avenue
    • Sebastia street
    • Tichina street
    • Arno Babajanian street
    • Zoravar Andranik street
    • Daniel Varujan street
    • Gusan Sheram street
  • Parks:
    • Youth park
    • Vahan Zatikyan park
    • Great Patriotic War Memorial park
    • Maternity park
    • Love and Faith park
    • Chinar Garden

Religion[edit]

Yerablur cemetery and Vardanants chapel

Religious structures in Malatia-Sebastia district:

  • Church of the Holy Mother of God of Malatia
  • Holy Trinity Church
  • Yerablur military cemetery and the Holy Martyrs Vardanants chapel
  • Holy Cross Russian Orthodox Church (under construction)

Education, industry and sports[edit]

  • Indsutrial plants and economical structures in Malatia-Sebastia district:

Gallery[edit]

Panoramic view of Malatia-Sebastia district

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