Tsapatagh

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Coordinates: 40°24′27″N 45°28′26″E / 40.40750°N 45.47389°E / 40.40750; 45.47389

Tsapatagh
Ծափաթաղ
View of Lake Sevan from the village
View of Lake Sevan from the village
Tsapatagh is located in Armenia
Tsapatagh
Tsapatagh
Tsapatagh is located in Gegharkunik
Tsapatagh
Tsapatagh
Coordinates: 40°25′17″N 45°32′00″E / 40.42139°N 45.53333°E / 40.42139; 45.53333
Country Armenia
ProvinceGegharkunik
Population
 • Total360
Time zoneUTC+4 (AMT)
Area code1611[2]
Tsapatagh at GEOnet Names Server

Tsapatagh (Armenian: Ծափաթաղ) is a resort village in the Shoghakat municipality of the Gegharkunik Province in Armenia, on the northeastern shore of Lake Sevan.[3]

Geography and nature[edit]

Scenery around Lake Sevan
Hotel grounds with Lake Sevan in the background

The village is located in the vicinity of the Tandzut river delta (not to be confused with identically named Tandzut river in the Lori province).[4] Other sources indicate different river names, the Tsapatagh river running through the village and the Shishkert river (or the Shampyrt river) to the southeast of the village.[5] In the surroundings of the village there is a 3,312 hectare large sanctuary with unique relict juniper and open oak woodlands with typical fauna and flora.[6][7] The climate is somewhat milder than on the western shores and fruit trees like apricot trees can be grown.

Economy and tourism[edit]

The Tufenkian Hotel with adjacent solar photovoltaic installations is located in the village. To the southeast, another much larger photovoltaic station is being constructed as of 2020.

Historical heritage sites[edit]

There is a 3,000-year old burial area three kilometres to the east of the village. In the southeast, about 1.5 kilometres away, there is a cemetery with khachkars dating from between the 14th and 18th centuries.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

In 2014 there were 379 residents according to the local administration.[8] In 2018 there was only one child who begun attending the local school.[9]

Many of modern local residents relocated to the village from Kushchu village of Dashkasan,[10] as well as from Baku and Ganja around 1988–1989.[4] Quite a few of the houses are used only in summer by Yerevan residents.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Committee of Armenia. "The results of the 2011 Population Census of the Republic of Armenia" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Tzapatagh/Ծափաթաղ Postcode". armenia.postcode.info. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  3. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 82. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.
  4. ^ a b c "Dictionary of settlements of Republic of Armenia" (PDF).
  5. ^ "ЭКОЛОГИЯ ОЗЕРА СЕВАН В ПЕРИОД ПОВЫШЕНИЯ ЕГО УРОВНЯ" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Story Map Journal". www.arcgis.com. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  7. ^ "mnp". www.mnp.am (in Amharic). Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  8. ^ "Գեղարքունիքի մարզի Ծափաթաղ գյուղում բարելավվում են կենցաղային պայմանները". armenpress.am (in Armenian). Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  9. ^ "Yerevan.Today | Ծափաթաղ գյուղի միակ առաջին դասարանցին". yerevan.today (in Armenian). Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  10. ^ One, Studio. "Ծափաթաղ. փակ դռների ետևում միակ բնակիչը քամու սուլոցն է". www.yerkir.am (in Armenian). Retrieved 2019-05-05.

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