A view of Berd
|• Total||3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,300/km2 (5,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+4 (AMT)|
|Berd at GEOnet Names Server|
Berd (Armenian: Բերդ) is a town and urban municipal community in the Tavush Province of Armenia. The town is located to the west of the Tavush river, 211 kilometres (131 miles) from Yerevan, surrounded by low mountains. Near the city are the ruins of the Tavush fortress (10th century) and the Nor Varagavank and Khoranashat monasteries (12th century). Other monasteries nearby include Shkhmuradi, Srveghi, and Kaptavank.
Berd means "fortress" in Armenian. The town was formerly known as Berdagyugh, Gamma', Tavuzghala, Tauzkend, Volorut, Shlorut and Ghalakyand.
As of the 2011 census, the population of the town is 7,957.
Berd and the surrounding areas are a major centre for agricultural products in Armenia. Fruits, tobacco and other types are produced in the surrounding farms. Other notable industries of Berd include wine-making, bee-keeping and animal husbandry.
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