Aknalich

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Aknalich

Ակնալիճ
The Aknalich lake in Aknalich village
The Aknalich lake in Aknalich village
Aknalich is located in Armenia
Aknalich
Aknalich
Coordinates: 40°8′26″N 44°9′38″E / 40.14056°N 44.16056°E / 40.14056; 44.16056
CountryArmenia
ProvinceArmavir
Elevation
856 m (2,808 ft)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total2,882

Coordinates: 40°8′26″N 44°9′38″E / 40.14056°N 44.16056°E / 40.14056; 44.16056

Aknalich (or Aknalitch, Armenian: Ակնալիճ; formerly, Aygherlich) is a village in the Armavir Province of Armenia. The village is situated on a lake, after which it is named, to the east of Metsamor.

Aknalich village is the site of the only Yazidi temple in Armenia. A new temple in the village known as Quba Mere Diwane, is currently under construction and envisaged to be inaugurated in 2017 to become the world's largest Yazidi Temple.[1][2]

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