Gegharkunik (village)

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Gegharkunik  Գեղարքունիք is located in Armenia
Gegharkunik  Գեղարքունիք
Coordinates: 40°15′04″N 45°08′53″E / 40.25111°N 45.14806°E / 40.25111; 45.14806Coordinates: 40°15′04″N 45°08′53″E / 40.25111°N 45.14806°E / 40.25111; 45.14806
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Gegharkunik
Founded 1828
Elevation 2,096 m (6,877 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,826
Time zone GMT+4 (UTC+4)
Postal code 1207

Gegharkunik (Armenian: Գեղարքունիք; known as Bashkend until 1946), is a village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. It was founded in 1828 by emigrants primarily from Beyazid. In the village is a small church, and a simple S. Gevorg church on the hill nearby.[1]

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  1. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 78. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.