Vazashen

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Coordinates: 40°59′32″N 45°17′03″E / 40.99222°N 45.28417°E / 40.99222; 45.28417

Vazashen
Վազաշեն
Vazashen is located in Armenia
Vazashen
Vazashen
Coordinates: 40°59′32″N 45°17′03″E / 40.99222°N 45.28417°E / 40.99222; 45.28417
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Tavush
Population (2001)
 • Total 790
Time zone   (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST)   (UTC+5)

Vazashen (Armenian: Վազաշեն) is a town in the Tavush Province of Armenia. It is the site of ancient Xałxał (Armenian: Խաղխաղ), where Saint Vardan won his first military victory.[1] Until recently, it was known as Lala Geł (Armenian: Լալա գեղ), then Lali Gyuł (Armenian: Լալի գյուղ).[2] The name of Vazashen was chosen to reflect the local vineyard production[3] (վազ/vaz 'grapevine' and շեն/shen 'village').

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert H. Hewsen. Armenia: A Historical Atlas. — University of Chicago Press, 2001. — 341 p. — ISBN 0-226-33228-4, ISBN 978-0-226-33228-4
  2. ^ http://www.caa.am/eng/lg.php?section=COMMUNITIES&id=983
  3. ^ http://www.lragir.am/engsrc/print.country18386