Voskehat, Aragatsotn

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Coordinates: 40°16′35″N 44°16′28″E / 40.27639°N 44.27444°E / 40.27639; 44.27444

Voskehat
Ոսկեհատ
Voskehat is located in Armenia
Voskehat
Voskehat
Coordinates: 40°16′35″N 44°16′28″E / 40.27639°N 44.27444°E / 40.27639; 44.27444
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Aragatsotn
Founded 1829
Population (2011)
 • Total 974
Time zone   (UTC+4)

Voskehat (Armenian: Ոսկեհատ, formerly known as Patrinj), is a village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia, located on the right bank of Amberd river, 7 km southwest of the provincial capital Ashtarak. It is surrounded by the villages of Agarak from the north, Voskevaz from the east and Lernamerdz from the south. It has an average elevation of 1025 meters above sea level.

History[edit]

The villages was founded in 1829-30 after the Treaty of Turkmenchay. However, the area has been settled by human during the Iron Age based on the remains of a fortress and a settlement found in the village, dating back to the 2nd millennium BC.

The village is also home to the he remains of a 14th-century church, as well as the Surp Sarkis fortress dating back to the 17th century.

Economy[edit]

The population of Voskehat are mainly involved in cattle-breeding and agriculture, mainly grape and wheat.

The village of Voskehat is home to the "Ashtarak Dzu" poultry farm.

Population[edit]

Here is the population timeline of Voskehat since 1831:[1]

Year 1831 1897 1926 1939 1959 1970 1979 1989 2001 2011
Population 51 463 281 388 549 668 761 892 995 974

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