Byureghavan

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Coordinates: 40°18′53″N 44°35′37″E / 40.31472°N 44.59361°E / 40.31472; 44.59361

Byureghavan
Բյուրեղավան
Byureghavan in January 2016
Byureghavan in January 2016
Byureghavan is located in Armenia
Byureghavan
Byureghavan
Coordinates: 40°18′53″N 44°35′37″E / 40.31472°N 44.59361°E / 40.31472; 44.59361
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Kotayk
Founded 1945
Government
 • Mayor Hakob Balasyan
Area
 • Total 4 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 9,513
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)
Time zone UTC (UTC+4)
Website Official website
Sources: Population[1]

Byureghavan (Armenian: Բյուրեղավան), is a town in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. It is located 16 kilometres (10 miles) northeast of Yerevan, and 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of the provincial center Hrazdan. It covers an area of 4 square kilometres (1.5 square miles). The rural communities of Nurnus and Arzni form the northern and southern borders of the town respectively.

As of the 2011 census, the population of the town is 9,513.

Etymology[edit]

The name of Byureghavan is derived from the Armenian words of byuregh (Armenian: բյուրեղ) meaning glass, and avan (Armenian: ավան) meaning settlement.

History[edit]

The town was founded in 1945 as a small settlement named Arzni banavan (Arzni labours settlement) to accommodate the workers of the nearby bottle manufacturing plant. In 1974, the community was given the status of urban-type settlement and renamed Byureghavan, after its well-known cut glass factory.

In 1994, Byureghavan had received the status of a town.

Geography[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

The population of the town is mainly Armenian with minor Russian, Yazidi, Assyrian and Greek communities.[2]

Here is the population timeline of Byureghavan since 1979:

Year 1979 1989 1991 2001 2011 2016
Population 6,000 10,373 10,800 8,152 9,513 9,300

Religion[edit]

The Armenians of Byureghavan belong to the Armenian Apostolic Church, regulated by the Diocese of Gougark based in Tsaghkadzor. The Holy Mother of God church of Byureghavan is under construction since 2013. The chapel of Saint Vartan was opened in 2000.

Culture[edit]

The town is home to several art schools and academies, as well as a house of culture.

Transportation[edit]

Economy[edit]

Between 1960 and 1980, the town of Byureghavan and the surrounding localities became a very important industrial centre in the Armenian SSR, accommodating many large plants.

Currently, Byureghavan is home to many larg industrial firms including: the "Arzni Group" mineral water plant founded in 1925 in Arzni and relocated to Byureghavan in 1974, the "Glass World" glass manufacturing enterprise founded in 1947, the "Almaqar" stone-processing enterprise founded in 1971, the "Sunenergashin" reinforced concrete columns manufacturers founded in 1973, the "Byuregh Alco" wine-brandy-vodka factory founded in 1996, the "Varat" stone crushing plant founded in 1997.

Demographics and culture[edit]

Education[edit]

Sport[edit]

The town has municipal football stadium with a capacity of 1,000 seats.

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