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Coordinates: 41°10′21″N 44°59′37″E / 41.17250°N 44.99361°E / 41.17250; 44.99361

Noyemberyan is located in Armenia
Coordinates: 41°10′21″N 44°59′37″E / 41.17250°N 44.99361°E / 41.17250; 44.99361
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Tavush
First settled 13th century
 • Mayor Vanush Amiraghyan
 • Total 3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 5,310
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zone   (UTC+4)
Sources: Population[1]

Noyemberyan (Armenian: Նոյեմբերյան, formerly known as Barana), is a town in the northeastern Tavush Province of Armenia. It is located on the Koghb river, 187 km from Yerevan and in 22 km from railway station of the town of Ayrum, on the Yerevan-Tbilisi route. Azerbaijan's border is only few kilometers from the city. Noyemberyan was known as Barana until 1937, but later was renamed like other cities located in the Soviet Union to commemorate the October Revolution also known as the November Revolution. According to Makar Barkhudaryanc, the old name of town Barana of Parana was dialectial form from Armenian Aparan.

The town is surrounded with the Voskepar mountains from the south and the mountains of Gougark from the west.

As of the 2011 census, the population of the town is 5,310.


Aznavour FC was an Armenian football club from Noyemberyan. They were founded in 1981 and forced to dissolve in early 1997 due to financial difficulties. The football field of Noyemberyan known as the "Central" during the Soviet times, was renovated between 2008 and 2013. Finally, the new Noyemberyan City Stadium was opened on 18 October 2013, with a capacity of 100 seats only. It is envisaged to install a permanent stand at the northern side of the pitch to increase the capacity up to 1,500 seats.[2]