Geghamavan

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Geghamavan
Գեղամավան
A view of Geghamavan and St. Hovhannes Church
A view of Geghamavan and St. Hovhannes Church
Geghamavan is located in Armenia
Geghamavan
Geghamavan
Coordinates: 40°33′43″N 44°53′15″E / 40.56194°N 44.88750°E / 40.56194; 44.88750Coordinates: 40°33′43″N 44°53′15″E / 40.56194°N 44.88750°E / 40.56194; 44.88750
Country Armenia
ProvinceGegharkunik
Founded1830s
Area
 • Total29.48 km2 (11.38 sq mi)
Elevation
1,842 m (6,043 ft)
Population
 • Total1,721
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (AMT)
Postal code
1507
Geghamavan at GEOnet Names Server

Geghamavan (Armenian: Գեղամավան) is a village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia.

Toponymy[edit]

The village was known as Shagriz and Shahriz until 1946.

History[edit]

The village was founded in the 1830s by migrants from the Maku region of Persia. There are church/shrine ruins in the eastern part of the village.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Committee of Armenia. "The results of the 2011 Population Census of the Republic of Armenia" (PDF).
  2. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. pp. 74–75. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.

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