Martuni (village)

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Coordinates: 40°40′01″N 45°15′16″E / 40.66694°N 45.25444°E / 40.66694; 45.25444

Martuni
Մարտունի
Martuni Մարտունի is located in Armenia
Martuni Մարտունի
Martuni
Մարտունի
Coordinates: 40°40′01″N 45°15′16″E / 40.66694°N 45.25444°E / 40.66694; 45.25444
CountryArmenia
Marz (Province)Gegharkunik
Founded1921
Population
 (2001)
 • Total696
Time zoneUTC+4 ( )

Martuni (Armenian: Մարտունի) is a village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. The village is named in honor of Alexander Miasnikian, the first Soviet premier of Armenia, whose nom de guerre was "Martuni". There are medieval forts and the 10th-century castle of Aghjaghala nearby.[1] The first inhabitants of the community were the survivals of  Armenian Genocide (Mets Yeghern), mostly from Van, Alashkert, Kars and Sasoun.

Development program[edit]

In 2014, a three-year development program was initiated in Martuni, with different organizations working with developing infrastructure, education, and health in the village. Martuni was chosen for the project as it was first settled by survivors of the Armenian genocide in 1915, and the project was part of the commemoration of the centennial of the genocide.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 84. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.
  2. ^ "8-NGO Consortium Sums Up Result of Three-year Programme in Martuni". WCC Armenia Round Table Foundation. 17 November 2017.

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