Nature around Hankavan
|Elevation||1,990 m (6,530 ft)|
Hankavan (Armenian: Հանքավան); formerly known as Mikhaylovka, is a village and a summer resort in the Kotayk Province of Armenia along in the Marmarik River below the Pambak mountains range. It is notable for its mineral springs, which were used as part of a sanitarium industry during the Soviet period.
Hankavan is one of the last Greek communities in Armenia. At the village entrance there is a church and a graveyard to the left. The church was built by Greeks who immigrated from the Ottoman Empire in 1827. Graves date back to that time. Originally seven families moved to this village, a number that grew to a thriving village of 250 families. What remains are about 50 families who trace their ancestry to the Greek mainland.
A gold mine located in the village was recently sold for around $30 million.
- Hankavan at GEOnet Names Server
- Report of the results of the 2001 Armenian Census, National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia
- HANKAVAN: An Armenian Greek Village, Armenia Now, July 20, 2007.
- Vardan Ayvazyan is Named a Defendant by Internal Court of Arbitration, Hetq Online, November 3, 2008.
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