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
Area
 • Total 5.6 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Elevation 1,250 m (4,100 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 15,100
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
Time zone   (UTC+4)
Website official website

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. Currently, the town has 15,100 inhabitants.

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

Spitak was formerly known as Amamth and Hamamlu.

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