Yeghegis

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For the nearby town formerly called Yeghegis, see Artabuynk.

Coordinates: 39°51′32″N 45°21′41″E / 39.85889°N 45.36139°E / 39.85889; 45.36139

Yeghegis
Եղեգիս
Yeghegis is located in Armenia
Yeghegis
Yeghegis
Coordinates: 39°51′32″N 45°21′41″E / 39.85889°N 45.36139°E / 39.85889; 45.36139
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Vayots Dzor
Population (2001)
 • Total 513
Time zone   (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST)   (UTC+5)

Yeghegis (Armenian: Եղեգիս, also Romanized as Eghegis, Yekhegis; formerly, Alayaz, Alagyaz, and Erdapin) is a town in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. It has rich historical past, with medieval Tsakhats Kar Monastery and Smbataberd fortress located in the vicinity of Yeghegis. The name of the town originated from the Armenian word yeghegn, which means reed.[1]

  1. ^ Kiesling, Brady (2005), Rediscovering Armenia: Guide, Yerevan, Armenia: Matit Graphic Design Studio, see Tsaghats Kar Monastery.

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