Vahan, Armenia

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Vahan Վահան is located in Armenia
Vahan Վահան
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
Marz (Province) Gegharkunik
Founded 1925
Elevation 1,926 m (6,319 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,252
Time zone UTC+4 (GMT+4)
Postal code 1318

Vahan (Armenian: Վահան; formerly, Ordzhonikidze or Orjonikidze) is a village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. When the village was founded in 1925, it was named in honor of Soviet politician and politburo member, Sergo Ordzhonikidze. Nearby upon a hill towards the eastern end of the village is an early Iron Age cyclopean fort.[1]

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