- For the village in Azerbaijan, see Mərəlik.
|First mentioned||5th century|
|• Mayor||Artak Gevorkyan|
|• Total||4 km2 (2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,720 m (5,640 ft)|
|Population (2009 est.)|
|• Density||1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)|
Maralik (Armenian: Մարալիկ) is a city in Shirak Province of Armenia. According to the official estimation of 2009, the town has population of 6,000. The settlement was known as Molla Gökche during the rule of the Persians.
Under the Soviet rule, the village was renamed Kaputan in October 1927. Finally, on 26 July 1935, it was renamed Maralik.
In 1962, Maralik was given the status of town.
The Surp Amenaperkich Church of Maralik built in 1903, is home to many khachkars dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries.
Maralik was an active industrial town during the Soviet period. The cotton factory of Maralik had more than 2000 employees during the Soviet years. The currently inactive lights and electronics factory had around 600 employees in 1962. The building materials firm of Maralik is also inactive.
- Maralik at GEOnet Names Server
- World Gazeteer: Armenia – World-Gazetteer.com
- Report of the results of the 2001 Armenian Census, National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia
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