Malatia-Sebastia District

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Malatia-Sebastia district
Malatia-Sebastia district
Location of Malatia-SebastiaՄալաթիա-Սեբաստիա
Coordinates: 40°10′26.10″N 44°26′44.79″E / 40.1739167°N 44.4457750°E / 40.1739167; 44.4457750Coordinates: 40°10′26.10″N 44°26′44.79″E / 40.1739167°N 44.4457750°E / 40.1739167; 44.4457750
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Yerevan
 • Mayor of District Artak Aleksanyan
 • Total 25.8 km2 (10.0 sq mi)
Elevation 950 m (3,120 ft)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 141,900
Time zone   (UTC+4)

Malatia-Sebastia (Armenian: Մալաթիա-Սեբաստիա), is one of the 12 districts of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, located in the western part of the city. It is bordered by Ajapnyak district form the north, Kentron district from the east and Shengavit district from the south. The district is bordered by the Armavir Province from the east and the Ararat Province from the southeast.[1]

The name of the community is derived from two former major Armenian settlements in modern-day Turkey; Malatya and Sivas.

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.

However, being home to many of the poorest neighbourhoods of Yerevan, the district is sometimes referred to as Bangladesh by locals.

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[edit]

The administrative building of Malatia-Sebastia district
Yerablur cemetery and the Vartanants chapel

Main streets[edit]

  • Admiral Isakov Avenue.
  • Raffi street.
  • Sebastia street.
  • Tichina street.
  • Arno Babajanian street.
  • Zoravar Andranik street.
  • Daniel Varujan street.
  • Gusan Sheram street.



Panoramic view of Malatia-Sebastia district