- For the village of the same name located on the northern side of Lake Sevan, see Martuni (village).
Martuni with the Lake Sevan in the background
|• Mayor||Bagrat Harutyunyan|
|• City||10 km2 (4 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,510 m (4,950 ft)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|Time zone||GMT+4 (UTC+4)|
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.
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.
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.
Martuni is home to the "Arev-1" bread factory founded in 1995, and the "Golden Lens" coffee processing plant founded in 1998.
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