Artsvanist

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Artsvanist
Արծվանիստ
Vanevan Monastery
Vanevan Monastery
Artsvanist  Արծվանիստ is located in Armenia
Artsvanist  Արծվանիստ
Artsvanist
Արծվանիստ
Coordinates: 40°09′18″N 45°30′28″E / 40.15500°N 45.50778°E / 40.15500; 45.50778Coordinates: 40°09′18″N 45°30′28″E / 40.15500°N 45.50778°E / 40.15500; 45.50778
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Gegharkunik
Founded 1829-30
Government
 • Mayor Samvel Ohanyan
Elevation 1,941 m (6,368 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 3,061
Time zone GMT+4 (UTC+4)
Postal code 1404

Artsvanist (Armenian: Արծվանիստ; until 1968, Nerkin Aluchalu, Alichali, and Russified as Nizhniy Aluchalu) is a village located south of Lake Sevan in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. The village was founded in 1829-30 by migrants from Alashkert, in present-day Eastern Turkey. In the gorge south of the village is the important early 10th century monastery of Vanevan and large but broken medieval khachkar monument nearby.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiesling, Brady (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 80. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.