Verin Getashen

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Verin Getashen
Վերին Գետաշեն
Verin Getashen seen in the background, as viewed from the hilltop cemetery in Lichk, September 2014
Verin Getashen seen in the background, as viewed from the hilltop cemetery in Lichk, September 2014
Verin Getashen Վերին Գետաշեն is located in Armenia
Verin Getashen Վերին Գետաշեն
Verin Getashen
Վերին Գետաշեն
Coordinates: 40°07′58″N 45°14′55″E / 40.13278°N 45.24861°E / 40.13278; 45.24861Coordinates: 40°07′58″N 45°14′55″E / 40.13278°N 45.24861°E / 40.13278; 45.24861
CountryArmenia
Marz (Province)Gegharkunik
Founded1828-29
Area
 • Total2.66 km2 (1.03 sq mi)
Elevation1,976 m (6,483 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total5,073
 • Density1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (GMT+4)
Postal code1415

Verin Getashen (Armenian: Վերին Գետաշեն - meaning "Upper Getashen"; prior to 1945, Verin Adyaman - meaning "Upper Adyaman") is a major village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia, located just southwest of Lake Sevan. The village lies to the south of Nerkin Getashen (Lower Getashen) and was founded 1828-29 by migrants from Mush and Alashkert, in present-day Eastern Turkey. In the village are the churches of S. Astvatsatsin and S. Sargis.[1]

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  1. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 79. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.