Akunk, Kotayk

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Akunk
Ակունք
Akunk  Ակունք is located in Armenia
Akunk  Ակունք
Akunk
Ակունք
Coordinates: 40°16′09″N 44°41′01″E / 40.26917°N 44.68361°E / 40.26917; 44.68361Coordinates: 40°16′09″N 44°41′01″E / 40.26917°N 44.68361°E / 40.26917; 44.68361
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Kotayk
Founded 1829
Government
 • Mayor Hunan Rubenyan
Area
 • Total 23.7 km2 (9.2 sq mi)
Elevation 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,941
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone   (UTC+4)

Akunk (Armenian: Ակունք, also Romanized as Akunq; formerly until 1946, Bashgyukh) is a village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia, located 6 km northeast of Abovyan and situated at the foot of Mount Hatis. The village was founded in 1829 by Armenian immigrants from Persia and Western Armenia, while the current population is Armenian and Kurdish. The local economy is heavily dependent on agriculture, based primarily on grain farming, orchard cultivation, and cattle-breeding. Akunk has a school, house of culture, library, and east of the village is a shrine of Poghos-Petros of the Late Middle Ages. A cyclopean fortress is also nearby.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akunk (Kotayk)". CAA: Union of Communities of Armenia. Retrieved May 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 99. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.