Nerkin Getashen

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Coordinates: 40°08′45″N 45°15′50″E / 40.14583°N 45.26389°E / 40.14583; 45.26389

Nerkin Getashen
Ներքին Գետաշեն
The village of Nerkin Getashen.
The village of Nerkin Getashen.
Nerkin Getashen  Ներքին Գետաշեն is located in Armenia
Nerkin Getashen  Ներքին Գետաշեն
Nerkin Getashen
Ներքին Գետաշեն
Coordinates: 40°08′45″N 45°15′50″E / 40.14583°N 45.26389°E / 40.14583; 45.26389
Country Armenia
Province Gegharkunik
Government
 • Mayor Karo Gevorgyan
Elevation 1,948 m (6,391 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,016

Nerkin Getashen (Armenian: Ներքին Գետաշեն, also Romanized as Nerk’in Getashen, Nerkin Getachen, and Nerqin Getashen - meaning "Lower Getashen"; prior to 1945, Nerkin Adyaman and Nizhniy Adyaman - both meaning "Lower Adyaman") is a major village on the south coast of Lake Sevan in Gegharkunik, Armenia. In the early medieval it was the capital of the region known during that time as Kot.

In the village is the 9th century monastery and church of Kotavank overlooking the village and the Argitchi River with a large cemetery adjacent. Turkic rune inscriptions are located nearby. Within the village is also a ruined basilica called "Jam" by the locals with khachkars built into its walls, and not far away is a small shrine. There are also two large stone forts from the Middle Ages located 2 km to the east and 3 km the west of the village.

South of Nerkin Getashen lies Verin Getashen (upper Getashen), founded 1828-29 from by migrants from Mush and Alashkert.

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