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Erebuni State Reserve

Coordinates: 40°09′43″N 44°38′23″E / 40.16194°N 44.63972°E / 40.16194; 44.63972
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Erebuni State Reserve
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; 44.63972
Area1.18 km2 (0.46 sq mi)
Governing bodyMinistry of Nature Protection, Armenia

Erebuni State Reserve (Armenian: Էրեբունի պետական արգելոց, romanizedErebuni petakan argelots'), is a nature reserve in Yerevan, Armenia, designated in 1981.[1] It is located around 8 km southeast of the capital's city-centre, in the Erebuni District. In 2015, the reserve was increased from 89 to 120 hectares, gaining 31 hectares in Voghjaberd.[2] The reserve is mainly semi-deserted mountain-steppe and has an elevation of 1300–1450 meters above sea level.[3]

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.[2]

It also has many other protected and endemic plant species, including Iris elegantissima.[4]

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]

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  1. ^ "Protected Planet | Erebuni". Protected Planet. Retrieved 2023-10-06.
  2. ^ a b ""Էրեբունի" պետական արգելոցի տարածքն ընդլայնվում է". News.am (in Armenian). Yerevan, Armenia: News.am. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2023.
  3. ^ "National Parks and State Reserves of Armenia". conciergetravel.am. Retrieved 2023-10-06.
  4. ^ Oganesian, M.E. (2001). "Iris elegantissima Sosn". mnp.am. Retrieved 29 November 2016.