Aygeshat, Vagharshapat

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For the other town of this name in Armavir Province, see Aygeshat, Armavir (west).
Aygeshat
Այգեշատ
Aygeshat Այգեշատ is located in Armenia
Aygeshat Այգեշատ
Aygeshat
Այգեշատ
Coordinates: 40°14′09″N 44°17′12″E / 40.23583°N 44.28667°E / 40.23583; 44.28667Coordinates: 40°14′09″N 44°17′12″E / 40.23583°N 44.28667°E / 40.23583; 44.28667
CountryArmenia
Marz (Province)Armavir
Area
 • Total4.98 km2 (1.92 sq mi)
Elevation
870 m (2,850 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,055
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (GMT+4)

Aygeshat (Armenian: Այգեշատ; also, Aigeshat, known as Hajighara until 1935), is a village in the Armavir Province of Armenia. It is home to the ruined 6th- to 7th-century Targmanchats Vank or Church of Surb Targmanchats (Holy Translators' Church) as well as the 18th-century Church of Surb Gevorg (Saint George), partially restored in the early 20th century. There is also an early tower of Adar Davit on a hill nearby from the 2nd or 1st centuries BC.[1] There is also a monument dedicated to the victims of World War II, 2nd- to 1st-century tombs, 10th- to 18th-century graves, and an early 19th-century wall. The village has a school (235 students), first aid station, house of culture, and a community center.[2]

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  1. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 67. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.
  2. ^ "Aigeshat Edjm. (Armavir)". CAA: Union of Communities of Armenia. Archived from the original on 2015-05-30. Retrieved May 29, 2015.

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