Verin Dvin

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For the historic capital of the Kingdom of Armenia, see Dvin.

Coordinates: 40°01′31″N 44°35′27″E / 40.02528°N 44.59083°E / 40.02528; 44.59083

Verin Dvin

Վերին Դվին
The villages of Dvin (left) and Verin Dvin (right)
The villages of Dvin (left) and Verin Dvin (right)
Verin Dvin is located in Armenia
Verin Dvin
Verin Dvin
Coordinates: 40°01′31″N 44°35′27″E / 40.02528°N 44.59083°E / 40.02528; 44.59083
CountryArmenia
Marz (Province)Ararat
Government
 • MayorLyudmila Petrova
Area
 • Total6.9 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2009[1])
 • Total2,700
Time zoneUTC+4 ( )

Verin Dvin (Armenian: Վերին Դվին; formerly known as Aysori Dvin and Verkhniy Dvin, literally means Upper Dvin), is a village in the Ararat Province of Armenia located 30 kilometers south of Yerevan. The largest Assyrian community in Armenia is in Verin Dvin, where around 2,000 out of the 2,700 residents in the village are ethnic Assyrians. The village is home to 2 Assyrian churches including the church of Mar Tuma (Saint Thomas) dating back to 1828.[1] The village is built near the ruins of the ancient city of Dvin.

The secondary school of the village has a majority of ethnic Assyrian students and provides lessons in Assyrian history and language.

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  1. ^ a b "Armenia is a homeland for the Assyrians, who have no homeland". The Armenian Reporter. 2009-03-27. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2009-03-27.