Nubarashen District

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Coordinates: 40°05′31″N 44°32′57″E / 40.09194°N 44.54917°E / 40.09194; 44.54917

Nubarashen
Նուբարաշեն
The entrance to Nubarashen
The entrance to Nubarashen
Location of Nubarashen
Coordinates: 40°05′31″N 44°32′57″E / 40.09194°N 44.54917°E / 40.09194; 44.54917
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Yerevan
Government
 • Mayor of District Artur Kirakosyan
Area
 • Total 18.11 km2 (6.99 sq mi)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 9,700
Time zone   (UTC+4)

Nubarashen (Armenian: Նուբարաշեն), is one of the 12 districts of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. It is situated at the southeastern part of the city. With a population of 9,700, Nubarashen is the least populous district in Yerevan. It is bordered by Shengavit and Erebuni districts from the north and Ararat Province from the east, west and south.[1] Nubarashen was formerly known as Sovetashen.

History[edit]

In 1930, with the support and sponsorship of founder-president of the AGBU; the Egyptian-Armenian benefactor Boghos Nubar, a new town named Sovetashen was designed to be founded at the southeastern outskirts of Yerevan. The settlement was planned and designed by architect Alexander Tamanyan.

In 1932, the construction of Nubarashen was completed. During the following years, the settlement became home to many repatriated Armenian families from Greece, Bulgaria, France, Lebanon and Syria.

With the gradual growth of Yerevan, Nubarashen was eventually absorbed by the capital city.

The district is home to the Nubarashen poultry farm, the Nubarashen pig farm and the Nubarashen shoes factory.

Streets and landmarks[edit]

  • Nubarashen Central street.
  • Jrashen-Nubarashen road.
  • Nubarashen Central park.
  • Poghos Nubar park.
  • Armenian Genocide Martyrs Church (under construction).

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