Yeghvard

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For the town in Syunik province, see Yeghvard, Syunik.

Coordinates: 40°19′18″N 44°28′53″E / 40.32167°N 44.48139°E / 40.32167; 44.48139

Yeghvard
Եղվարդ
Yeghvard with Mount Ararat in the background
Yeghvard with Mount Ararat in the background
YeghvardԵղվարդ is located in Armenia
YeghvardԵղվարդ
Yeghvard
Եղվարդ
Coordinates: 40°19′18″N 44°28′53″E / 40.32167°N 44.48139°E / 40.32167; 44.48139
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Kotayk
First mentioned 6th century
Government
 • Mayor Norayr Sargsyan
Area
 • Total 7 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 12,200
Time zone   (UTC+4)
Website www.yeghvard.am

Yeghvard (Armenian: Եղվարդ) is a town in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Yeghvard is one of the oldest settlements, it is full of different periods and types of valuable architectural monuments. There are three churches in the city. In the center is a small domed church of Surp Astvatsatsin also known as Yeghvard Church of 1301 with the foundation of another church adjacent, ruins of Katoghike Church, a large triple-nave basilica built in the 5th to 6th centuries located northwest of S. Astvatsatsin, and a small Saint Sargis Church. Near the church of S. Astvatsatsin located between houses is a Surp Astvatsatsin shrine. The shrine is a stepped pillar similar to one that may be seen in the town of Avan, and has a carving of a woman on three of the faces. A large new project will be made called Lakeside Resorts known as the Masis, Sis and New Armenia. It will be a 4 season paradise attracting tourists all year round. The project is expected to be completed by the year 2015.

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