Goght

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Goght
Գողթ
The village of Goght, October 2009
The village of Goght, October 2009
Goght Գողթ is located in Armenia
Goght Գողթ
Goght
Գողթ
Coordinates: 40°8′22″N 44°46′46″E / 40.13944°N 44.77944°E / 40.13944; 44.77944Coordinates: 40°8′22″N 44°46′46″E / 40.13944°N 44.77944°E / 40.13944; 44.77944
Country Armenia
MarzKotayk
First mentioned13th-century
Government
 • MayorArtavazd Hakobyan
Area
 • Total12.38 km2 (4.78 sq mi)
Elevation
1,600 m (5,200 ft)
Population
(2008)
 • Total2,039
 • Density160/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (GMT +4)

Goght (Armenian: Գողթ; formerly Goghot) is a village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia, located on the right bank of the upper-Azat River. It is known from 13th-century manuscripts as Goghot. It is located near Garni and sits along the road leading to Geghard Monastery. The village has a small ruined basilica from the 17th or 18th century located straight down a dirt road from the main square. Some khachkars are built into the exterior walls of the church, as well as at its altar. Goght sits overlooking a large gorge and upon a promontory on the other side is the 11th- to 13th-century monastery of Havuts Tar. It may be reached by foot from the town, but more easily from Garni via the Garni Gorge. The community has a school, kindergarten, house of culture, and a library. The local economy is heavily dependent on agriculture, based primarily on grain farming, orchard cultivation, and cattle-breeding.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Goght (Kotayk)". CAA: Union of Communities of Armenia. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
  2. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. pp. 89–90. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.

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