Chambarak

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Coordinates: 40°35′43″N 45°20′51″E / 40.59528°N 45.34750°E / 40.59528; 45.34750

Chambarak
Ճամբարակ
Chambarak landscape
Chambarak landscape
Chambarak  Ճամբարակ is located in Armenia
Chambarak  Ճամբարակ
Chambarak
Ճամբարակ
Coordinates: 40°35′43″N 45°20′51″E / 40.59528°N 45.34750°E / 40.59528; 45.34750
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Gegharkunik
Founded 1830s
Area
 • Total 6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 5,853
 • Density 980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+4
Sources: Population[1]

Chambarak (Armenian: Ճամբարակ), is a town in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. It was known as Mikhaylovka until 1920, Karmir Gyugh between 1920 and 1972, and Krasnoyelsk between 1972 and 1991. Chambarak was founded in 1835-40as Mikhaylovka on the Getik River by Russian immigrants . Karmir Gyugh and Krasnosyelsk both mean "Red Village" in Armenian and Russian respectively. There are many 13th-century khachkars in the town. The name Chambarak refers to an ancient settlement that existed on the present town's place during the Middle Ages.

As of the 2011 census, the population of the town is 5,850.

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  • Chambarak is home to the Chambarak Cheese Factory as well as the "La-Mar Stone Mining" plant.

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