|• Mayor of District||Artak Aleksanyan|
|• Total||26 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||950 m (3,120 ft)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||5,100/km2 (13,000/sq mi)|
Malatia-Sebastia (Armenian: Մալաթիա-Սեբաստիա վարչական շրջան, Malatia-Sebastia varčakan šrĵan), also nicknamed colloquially as Bangladesh, is one of the 12 districts of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, located in the western part of the city. As of the 2011 census, the district has a population of 132,900.
Malatia-Sebastia is bordered by the Ajapnyak District form the north, Kentron District from the east and Shengavit District from the south. It also has borders with the Armavir Province from the east and the Ararat Province from the southeast.
The district is unofficially divided into smaller neighborhoods such as: Nor Malatia, Zoravar Andranik, Shahumyan, Araratyan and Haghtanak.
In 1925, Western Armenian genocide survivors from the historic city of Malatya (nowadays in Turkey) founded the new settlement of Malatia to the west of Yerevan city centre. 2 years later, the settlement of Sebsatia was built at the north of Malatia, mainly by genocide survivors from the historic city of Sebastia. During the 1940s, with the expansion of the city of Yerevan, the settlements of Malatia and Sebastia along with the surrounding settlements became part of the capital city. In 1945, Malatia and Sebastia were connected to central Yerevan with the Victory Bridge and the Admiral Isakov Avenue.
In 1996, Malatia and Sebastia were merged into one district called Malatia-Sebastia, to become one of the 12 districts of Yerevan.
The district is home to the Sebastia Silk Factory and the RAO MARS Metal Factory. Zvartnots International Airport is located at the outskirts of Malatia-Sebastia, to the southwest of the district.
Streets and landmarks
- Admiral Isakov Avenue.
- Raffi street.
- Sebastia street.
- Tichina street.
- Arno Babajanian street.
- Zoravar Andranik street.
- Daniel Varujan street.
- Gusan Sheram street.
- Church of the Holy Mother of God of Malatia.
- Holy Trinity Church
- Yerablur military cemetery and the Holy Martyrs Vartanants chapel
- Holy Cross Russian Orthodox Church (under construction)
- Patriotic War Memorial Park
- Youth Park
- Vahan Zatikyan Park
- Malatia Garden
- Maternity Park
- Love and Faith Park
- Chinar Garden
- Yuri Bakhshyan Park
- Italian Park
- Armenicum Center
- Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex
- Khoren and Shooshanig Avedisian School
- Banants Training Centre
- Banants Stadium
- Yerevan Velodrome cycling circuit
- Dalma Garden Mall
- Malkasian, Mark (1996). "Gha-ra-bagh!": The Emergence of the National Democratic Movement in Armenia. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. p. 79. ISBN 978-0814326046.
- Administrative district Malatia-Sebastia, Yerevan.am
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