Mrgashen

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Coordinates: 40°17′06″N 44°32′32″E / 40.28500°N 44.54222°E / 40.28500; 44.54222

Mrgashen
Մրգաշեն
Mrgashen  Մրգաշեն is located in Armenia
Mrgashen  Մրգաշեն
Mrgashen
Մրգաշեն
Coordinates: 40°17′06″N 44°32′32″E / 40.28500°N 44.54222°E / 40.28500; 44.54222
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Kotayk
Founded 1950[1]/March 1960
Government
 • Mayor Aramayis Aramyan
Area
 • Total 10.97 km2 (4.24 sq mi)
Elevation 1,280 m (4,200 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,763
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone   (UTC+4)

Mrgashen (Armenian: Մրգաշեն; until 1964, "the village attached to Sovkhoz No. 36") is a village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. It is located along the left bank of the Arzni-Shamiram aqueduct. Mrgashen was officially founded on March 1960 around the state-owned collective farm or sovkhoz No. 6. The local economy is highly dependent on agriculture, based primarily on orchard cultivation and pig or cattle-breeding. The community currently has a school, kindergarten, house of culture (seating for 300), medical station (with 6 employees), and a library. 60% of households receive natural gas and drinking water for the village comes from the Arzakan-Yerevan network, while water for irrigation comes from the Arzni-Shamiram aqueduct.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 100. ISBN 99941-0-121-8. 
  2. ^ "Mrgashen(Kotayk)". CAA: Union of Communities of Armenia. Retrieved June 2, 2015.