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
CountryArmenia
Marz (Province)Gegharkunik
Founded1830s
Area
 • Total6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population
(2011 census)
 • Total5,853
 • Density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4
Sources: Population[1]

Chambarak (Armenian: Ճամբարակ), is a town and urban municipal community 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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