Vahan, Armenia

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Vahan
Վահան
WWII monument in Vahan
WWII monument in Vahan
Vahan is located in Armenia
Vahan
Vahan
Coordinates: 40°34′32″N 45°23′56″E / 40.57556°N 45.39889°E / 40.57556; 45.39889Coordinates: 40°34′32″N 45°23′56″E / 40.57556°N 45.39889°E / 40.57556; 45.39889
Country Armenia
ProvinceGegharkunik
Founded1925
Elevation
1,926 m (6,319 ft)
Population
 • Total1,127
Time zoneUTC+4 (AMT)
Postal code
1318
Vahan, Armenia at GEOnet Names Server

Vahan (Armenian: Վահան) is a village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. Nearby upon a hill towards the eastern end of the village is an early Iron Age cyclopean fort.[2]

Toponymy[edit]

When the village was founded in 1925, it was named Ordzhonikidze in honor of Soviet politician and politburo member, Sergo Ordzhonikidze.

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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. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 83. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.

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