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Tsiranavor Church (Ashtarak)

Tsiranavor Church (Ashtarak)

Tsiranavor, meaning apricot hue, was founded in V century. It’s a rectangular plan triple-nave basilica…

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State Museum of Armenian History

State Museum of Armenian History

State Museum of Armenian History The History Museum of Armenia is a museum with departments…

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St. Shoghakat Church

St. Shoghakat Church

Shoghakat has a unique architecture that is called domed hall. The interior has a vaulted…

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Gegharkunik Region

 

Area - 4058 km 2

Population - 278600

Administrative Center - Gavar City

Distance from Yerevan to Gavar - 98 km

Lakes - Sevan Lake, Aghi Lich

Rivers - Hrazdan, Vardenis, Getik

Highest Mountains - Geghama Range, Arjanots, Sevan Range, Vardenis Range

Big Cities - Gavar (center), Sevan city, Martuni, Vardenis, Chambarak

 

Popular places and sights - Noratus cross-stones (khachkars) cemetery , Martuni, St.Astvatsatsin, St Gevorg, Vanevan churches, Sevan Lake, Berdkunk, Hayravank, Sevan peninsula, Sevan National Park.

Located in the eastern part of Armenia, Gegharkunik is the largest region in Armenia. Lake Sevan is situated in the region which is the largest lake in Caucasus and one of the highest mountainous sweet water lakes in the world. The lake has a medieval monastic complex on the Sevan peninsula which has one of the four unique allsaviour cross-stones in the Saint Holy Mother (Surb Astvatsatsin, 9th century). The Sevan-Dilijan important highway runs through the region.

 

 

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