Hovk

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Coordinates: 40°47′28″N 45°01′21″E / 40.79111°N 45.02250°E / 40.79111; 45.02250

Hovk
Հովք
Hovk is located in Armenia
Hovk
Hovk
Coordinates: 40°47′28″N 45°01′21″E / 40.79111°N 45.02250°E / 40.79111; 45.02250
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Tavush
Population (2011)
 • Total 435
Time zone   (UTC+4)

Hovk (Armenian: Հովք, formerly known as Aghkikhlu, and Samed Vurghun between 1978-1991), is a village in the Tavush Province of Armenia. It belongs to the Dilijan municipality.

Etymology[edit]

The village was originally known as Aghkikhlu. In 1978, it was renamed honor of Azeri poet and dramatist Samed Vurghun (1906-1956), a winner of the Lenin Prize.[1] After the independence of Armenia, the village was renamed Hovk, literally meaning winds in Armenian.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiesling, Rediscovering Armenia, p. 111, available online at the US embassy to Armenia's website Archived 2008-06-26 at the Wayback Machine.