Teghut, Lori

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For the town in the Tavush Province, see Teghut, Tavush.
Teghut
Թեղուտ
General view in September 2013
General view in September 2013
Teghut is located in Armenia
Teghut
Teghut
Coordinates: 41°07′05″N 44°50′45″E / 41.11806°N 44.84583°E / 41.11806; 44.84583Coordinates: 41°07′05″N 44°50′45″E / 41.11806°N 44.84583°E / 41.11806; 44.84583
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Lori
Population (2001)
 • Total 746
Time zone   (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST)   (UTC+5)

Teghut (Armenian: Թեղուտ, also Romanized as Tekhut) is a town in the Lori Province of Armenia.

Teghut is located 70 kilometres northeastward from Vanadzor. The village is at the right side of Shnogh river, which is the stream of Debed river, 18 kilometers from Alaverdi in a timbered area. Teghut was established by residents of Shnogh village at the beginning of 20th century. Some of villagers' ancestors are Lori region aboriginals, others came from Artsakh, Javakhk, Syunik, Sevan in XVII- XVIII centuries. The village is named Teghut in connection with an old village in the central part of present-day Teghut which was plundered by Lezgins. The residents of the old village were captured and murdered.Other villages located near the Shnogh river had the same fortune. (Dukanadzor, Dzorigegh, Giligegh, Manstev, Akhetk).

Panoramic view of the forest surrounding Teghut in September 2013, with the controversial copper and molybdenum mine in the distance

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