Nor Geghi

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Nor Geghi
Նոր Գեղի
Nor Geghi is located in Armenia
Nor Geghi
Nor Geghi
Coordinates: 40°19′16″N 44°34′47″E / 40.32111°N 44.57972°E / 40.32111; 44.57972
Country Armenia
Province Kotayk
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 5,319

Coordinates: 40°19′16″N 44°34′47″E / 40.32111°N 44.57972°E / 40.32111; 44.57972 Nor Geghi (Armenian: Նոր Գեղի, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia, located around 22 km north of the capital Yerevan, near the town of Nor Hachen. As of the 2011 census, the population of the village is 5,319.[1]

In 2008, an archaeological site was discovered in Nor Geghi, which according to the journal Nature, "fills a significant gap in the fossil record of the Caucasus region, which prehistoric African populations might have crossed en route to Eurasia."[2]

The village used to be known as Chatkran and Bazmavan during the Soviet period.

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