Buzhakan

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Buzhakan
Բուժական
Buzhakan Բուժական is located in Armenia
Buzhakan Բուժական
Buzhakan
Բուժական
Coordinates: 40°27′19″N 44°31′14″E / 40.45528°N 44.52056°E / 40.45528; 44.52056Coordinates: 40°27′19″N 44°31′14″E / 40.45528°N 44.52056°E / 40.45528; 44.52056
CountryArmenia
Marz (Province)Kotayk
Founded1829
Government
 • MayorManvel Davtyan
Area
 • Total39.66 km2 (15.31 sq mi)
Elevation
1,820 m (5,970 ft)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total1,822
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 ( )

Buzhakan (Armenian: Բուժական), also Romanized as Bujhakan; formerly, Babakishi), is a village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. It is situated along the eastern foothills of the Tsaghkunyats mountain range, upon a fertile slope. Early settlers of the village began immigrating to the area in 1829 from Bitlis, Artsap, Alashkert, Mush, Sasun, and Khoy. The community has a school, kindergarten, and a library. In a wooded area to the north of Buzhakan is the well-known 10th-14th century Teghenyats Monastery, and to the east of the village are the ruins of a 6th-7th century church.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Budjakan (Kotayk)". CAA: Union of Communities of Armenia. Archived from the original on May 6, 2016. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
  2. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 101. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.