Geghhovit

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Geghhovit
Գեղհովիտ
Geghhovit  Գեղհովիտ is located in Armenia
Geghhovit  Գեղհովիտ
Geghhovit
Գեղհովիտ
Coordinates: 40°06′02″N 45°17′03″E / 40.10056°N 45.28417°E / 40.10056; 45.28417Coordinates: 40°06′02″N 45°17′03″E / 40.10056°N 45.28417°E / 40.10056; 45.28417
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Gegharkunik
Founded 15th century
Elevation 2,080 m (6,820 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,529
Time zone GMT+4 (UTC+4)
Postal code 1405

Geghhovit (Armenian: Գեղհովիտ, or Geghahovit; known as Verin Gharanlugh until 1968) is a major village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia, founded in the 15th century. The Geghhovit community includes the nearby villages Lernahovit and Nshkhark. In the village is the roofless church of S. Gevorg, built in 1873. The church has some older khachkars built into its walls and is surrounded by a medieval cemetery. There is also a modern small gray basalt Tukh Manuk Chapel in the southern half of the village. Both buildings are located just off the main highway through town.[1]

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  1. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 79. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.