Byureghavan in January 2016
|• Mayor||Hakob Balasyan|
|• Total||4 km2 (2 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC (UTC+4)|
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.
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.
Here is the population timeline of Byureghavan since 1979:
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.
The town is home to several art schools and academies, as well as a house of culture.
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
The town has municipal football stadium with a capacity of 1,000 seats.
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