Spitak

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For the nearby village, see Spitak (village).

Coordinates: 40°50′14″N 44°16′03″E / 40.83722°N 44.26750°E / 40.83722; 44.26750

Spitak
Սպիտակ
Skyline of Spitak
Spitak is located in Armenia
Spitak
Spitak
Coordinates: 40°50′14″N 44°16′03″E / 40.83722°N 44.26750°E / 40.83722; 44.26750
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Lori
Founded 17th century
Government
 • Mayor Gagik Sahakyan
Area
 • Total 5.6 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Elevation 1,250 m (4,100 ft)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 12,881
 • Density 2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Time zone   (UTC+4)
Website Official website
Sources: Population[1]

Spitak (Armenian: Սպիտակ), is a town in the Lori Province at the northern part of Armenia. It was almost entirely destroyed as a result of the devastating 1988 earthquake, and was subsequently rebuilt in a slightly different location.

The word "spitak" means "white" in the Armenian.

Spitak was formerly known as Amamth and Hamamlu.

As of the 2011 census, the population of the town is 12,881.

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