Verin Dvin

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Coordinates: 40°01′31″N 44°35′27″E / 40.02528°N 44.59083°E / 40.02528; 44.59083

Verin Dvin
Վերին Դվին
The modern town of Dvin (left) and Verin Dvin (right).
The modern town of Dvin (left) and Verin Dvin (right).
Verin DvinՎերին Դվին is located in Armenia
Verin DvinՎերին Դվին
Verin Dvin
Վերին Դվին
Coordinates: 40°01′31″N 44°35′27″E / 40.02528°N 44.59083°E / 40.02528; 44.59083
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Ararat
Government
 • Mayor Lyudmila Petrova
Area
 • Total 6.9 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
Population (2009[1])
 • Total 2,700
Time zone   (UTC+4)

Verin Dvin (Armenian: Վերին Դվին; also, Aysori Dvin and Verkhniy Dvin) is a village in the Ararat Province of Armenia located 30 kilometers south of Yerevan. The largest Assyrian community in Armenia is in Verin Dvin, where aroun 2,000 out of the 2,700 residents in the village are ethnic Assyrians. The village is home to 2 Assyrian churches including the church of Mar Tuma (Saint Thomas) dating back to 1828.[1] The village is built near the ruins of the ancient city of Dvin.

The secondary school of the village has a majority of ethnic Assyrian students and provides lessons in Assyrian history and language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Armenia is a homeland for the Assyrians, who have no homeland". The Armenian Reporter. 2009-03-27. Retrieved 2009-03-27.