Artanish

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Artanish
Արտանիշ
Artanish  Արտանիշ is located in Armenia
Artanish  Արտանիշ
Artanish
Արտանիշ
Coordinates: 40°29′50″N 45°21′52″E / 40.49722°N 45.36444°E / 40.49722; 45.36444Coordinates: 40°29′50″N 45°21′52″E / 40.49722°N 45.36444°E / 40.49722; 45.36444
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Gegharkunik
Elevation 1,924 m (6,312 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 735
Time zone GMT+4 (UTC+4)
Postal code 1308

Artanish (Armenian: Արտանիշ) is a village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. On a hill just to the west are the ruins of cyclopean fortresses, and nearby is a church and cemetery.[1]

Nature[edit]

Vicinity of the village host 111 species of butterflies and are recognized as Prime Butterfly Area "Artanish-Shorzha".[2] Also the area is known as one of the Key Birding Sites of Armenia. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 84. ISBN 99941-0-121-8. 
  2. ^ Prime Butterfly Area "Artanish-Shorzha". Butterfly Conservation Armenia, 2016. http://www.butterfly-conservation-armenia.org/artanish-shorzha.html
  3. ^ Birdwatching. Armenian Bird Census Council. 2016. http://www.abcc-am.org/birdwatching.html