Tumanyan, Armenia

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For the nearby town formerly called Tumanyan, see Dsegh.

Coordinates: 40°59′12″N 44°39′21″E / 40.98667°N 44.65583°E / 40.98667; 44.65583

Tumanyan
Թումանյան
Tumanyan landmarks Tumanyan Central squareKobayr monastery • Debed RiverHouse of culture • Statue of Hovhannes TumanyanDebed River gorge • Tumanyan landscape
Tumanyan landmarks

Tumanyan Central square
Kobayr monastery • Debed River
House of culture • Statue of Hovhannes Tumanyan
Debed River gorge • Tumanyan landscape
TumanyanԹումանյան is located in Armenia
TumanyanԹումանյան
Tumanyan
Թումանյան
Coordinates: 40°59′12″N 44°39′21″E / 40.98667°N 44.65583°E / 40.98667; 44.65583
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Lori
Founded 1926
Government
 • Mayor Levon Zavaryan
Area
 • Total 1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Elevation 810 m (2,660 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,700
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Time zone   (UTC+4)

Tumanyan (Armenian: Թումանյան) formerly known as Dzaghidzor (Armenian: Ձաղիձոր), is a town in the Lori Province of Armenia. It was renamed Tumanyan in 1951, in honour of the famous Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan. The town is located 38 km northeast of the provincial centre Vanadzor. As of 2011, the population of Tumanyan is 1,700, declining from 2,864 in 1964. The residents are mainly involved in agricultural activities.[1]

History[edit]

Tumanyan was founded as Dzaghidzor village on the left bank of Debed river in 1926, during the Soviet rule. In 1947, the village was granted the status of an urban-type settlement. In 1995, the government of independent Armenia reaffirmed the status of Tumanyan as an urban settlement.

The 12th-century Armenian Monastery of Kobayr is located near Tumanyan.

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