Erebuni State Reserve

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Erebuni State Reserve
WildWheat Erebuni Reserve.jpg
Wild wheat (Triticum araraticum) at the Erebuni State Reserve
Map showing the location of Erebuni State Reserve
Map showing the location of Erebuni State Reserve
Location Armenia
Nearest cityYerevan
Coordinates40°09′43″N 44°38′23″E / 40.16194°N 44.63972°E / 40.16194; 44.63972Coordinates: 40°09′43″N 44°38′23″E / 40.16194°N 44.63972°E / 40.16194; 44.63972
Area0.89 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
Governing bodyMinistry of Nature Protection, Armenia

Erebuni State Reserve (Armenian: Էրեբունի պետական արգելոց), is nature protected area of Armenia located in the capital Yerevan, located around 8 km southeast of the centre of the city in the District of Erebuni. It was formed in 1981.[1] At a height between 1300 and 1450 meters above sea level, the reserve occupies an area of 120 hectares, mainly consisted of semi-deserted mountains-steppe.[2]

The reserve was formed to protect the wild types of Poaceae, including the Triticum araraticum. Many of the protected species are included in the Red Book of Armenia.[citation needed]

It also has many other protected and endemic plant species, including Iris elegantissima.[3]

The reserve is also home to many types of amphibians, including Pelobates syriacus, marsh frog and European green toad. Many types of rodents are also found in the reserve.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Erebuni in Armenia
  2. ^ Erebuni State Reserve
  3. ^ Oganesian, M.E. (2001). "Iris elegantissima Sosn". Retrieved 29 November 2016.