|• Mayor of District||Artak Aleksanyan|
|• Total||25.8 km2 (10.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||950 m (3,120 ft)|
|Population (2011 est.)|
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.
The district is commonly divided into six smaller neighbourhoods: Nor Malatia, Nor Sebastia, Zoravar Andranik, Shahumyan, Araratyan and Haghtanak.
In 1925, Western Armenian genocide survivors from the historic city of Malatya (nowadays in Turkey) founded the new settlement of Malatia to the west of Yerevan city centre. 2 years later, the settlement of Sebsatia was built at the north of Malatia, mainly by genocide survivors from the historic city of Sebastia. During the 1940s, with the expansion of the city of Yerevan, the settlements of Malatia and Sebastia along with the surrounding settlements became part of the capital city. In 1945, Malatia and Sebastia were connected to central Yerevan with the Victory Bridge and the Admiral Isakov Avenue.
In 1996, Malatia and Sebastia were merged into one district called Malatia-Sebastia, to become one of the 12 districts of Yerevan.
However, being home to many of the poorest neighbourhoods of Yerevan, the district is sometimes referred to as Bangladesh by locals.
The district is home to the Sebastia Silk Factory and the RAO MARS Metal Factory. Zvartnots International Airport is located at the outskirts of Malatia-Sebastia, to the southwest of the district.
Streets and landmarks
- Admiral Isakov Avenue.
- Raffi street.
- Sebastia street.
- Tichina street.
- Arno Babajanian street.
- Zoravar Andranik street.
- Daniel Varujan street.
- Gusan Sheram street.
- Church of the Holy Mother of God of Malatia.
- Holy Trinity Church.
- Yerablur military cemetery and the Holy Martyrs Vartanants chapel.
- Holy Cross Russian Orthodox Church (under construction).
- Youth park.
- Vahan Zatikyan park.
- Great Patriotic War Memorial park.
- Maternity park.
- Love and Faith park.
- Chinar park.
- Armenicum Center.
- Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex.
- FC Banants training academy (formerly known as Malatia football academy).
- Banants Stadium.
- Yerevan Velodrome cycling circuit.
- Dalma Garden Mall.
- Report of the results of the 2001 Armenian Census, National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia
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