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Lchashen

Lchashen

The village of Lchashen is on the northern slope of the Geghama Mountain range. The…

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Marmashen

Marmashen

Marmashen is lying beautifully above the Akhuryan River, surrounded with fruit trees and picturesque landscape.…

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Sanahin Monastery

Sanahin Monastery

Sanahin literally translates from Armenian as "this one is older than that one", presumably representing…

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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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