Martuni, Armenia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the village of the same name located on the northern side of Lake Sevan, see Martuni (village).
Martuni
Մարտունի
Martuni with the Lake Sevan in the background
Martuni with the Lake Sevan in the background
Martuni  Մարտունի is located in Armenia
Martuni  Մարտունի
Martuni
Մարտունի
Location of Martuni in Armenia
Coordinates: 40°08′24″N 45°18′23″E / 40.14000°N 45.30639°E / 40.14000; 45.30639
Country
Marz
 Armenia
Gegharkunik
Founded 1830
Government
 • Mayor Bagrat Harutyunyan
Area
 • City 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation 1,510 m (4,950 ft)
Population (2011 census)
 • Metro 12,894
Time zone GMT+4 (UTC+4)
Sources: Population[1]

Coordinates: 40°08′24″N 45°18′23″E / 40.14000°N 45.30639°E / 40.14000; 45.30639

Martuni (Armenian: Մարտունի), is a town and urban municipal community in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia, located on the southern shores of Lake Sevan. As of the 2011 census, the town had a population of 12,894. As per the 2016 official estimate the population of Martuni is around 11,200.

Etymology[edit]

During the medieval period, the area of present-day Martuni was known as Mets Kznut. Between 1830 and 1922 it was called Nerkin Gharanlugh. In 1926, it was named Martuni in honor of the bolshevik leader and Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of Armenia Aleksandr Myasnikyan, whose nom-de-guerre was Martuni.

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Culture[edit]

Martuni is home to the Holy Mother of God Church dating back to 1886. There is also an Iron Age fort excavated in 1997 by an Armenian-Italian team.

Economy[edit]

Martuni is home to the "Arev-1" bread factory founded in 1995, and the "Golden Lens" coffee processing plant founded in 1998.

Education[edit]

Sport[edit]

International relations[edit]

Partnerships[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]