Meghradzor

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Meghradzor
Մեղրաձոր
The village of Meghradzor
The village of Meghradzor
Meghradzor Մեղրաձոր is located in Armenia
Meghradzor Մեղրաձոր
Meghradzor
Մեղրաձոր
Coordinates: 40°36′53″N 44°38′59″E / 40.61472°N 44.64972°E / 40.61472; 44.64972Coordinates: 40°36′53″N 44°38′59″E / 40.61472°N 44.64972°E / 40.61472; 44.64972
CountryArmenia
ProvinceKotayk
Founded1830
Area
 • Total6.21 km2 (2.40 sq mi)
Elevation
1,820 m (5,970 ft)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total2,884
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)

Meghradzor (Armenian: Մեղրաձոր), meaning, valley of honey; formerly known as Taycharukh), is a village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia, 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Hrazdan. The village is located to the south of the Tsaghkunyats mountain range, along the left bank of the Marmarik River. It was founded my immigrants from Aratsap in 1830 and is well known for its famous honey, hence, the name Meghradzor literally translates to valley of honey. The nearby village of Gorgoch is also included in the community of Meghradzor.

The community has a secondary school, kindergarten, first aid station, house of culture, and library. The local economy is heavily dependent on agriculture, based predominantly on beekeeping, cattle-breeding, and farming (potatoes, cabbages, and grains). There is also a disused gold mine north of Meghradzor that has been in use since the 19th century. In the foothills nearby, to the south, is the 12th-century walled Chalcedonian Armenian Tejharuyk Monastery.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Meghradzor (Kotayk)". CAA: Union of Communities of Armenia. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  2. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. pp. 96–97. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.

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