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Portakar

Portakar

According to the tradition, barren ladies held certain ceremonies here, after which touching the stone…

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Yervand Kochar Museum

Yervand Kochar Museum

Ervand Kochar Museum is an important research and propaganda center of historic Avant-garde in the…

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Khor Virap Monastic Complex

Khor Virap Monastic Complex

In this place, Gregory the Illuminator, the 4th century founder of the Armenian Apostolic Church,…

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Lori Region

 

Area -3750 km 2

Population - 392300

Administrative Center - Vanadzor City

Distance from Yerevan to Vanadzor - 125 km

Highest Mountains - Mount Achkasar, Bazum, Pambak, Gugark

Rivers – Debed, Dzoraget, Pambak and Martsaget

Big Cities - Stepanavan, Alaverdi and Spitak

 

Popular and interesting sights- Akhtala Fortress,Sanahin Bridge, Odzun Church, Sanahin and Haghpat Monasteries,Akhtala Monastery,StepanavanDendropark, Vanadzor Botanical Garden, HovhannesTumanyan in Dsegh.

Lori is the most populated region of Armenia. It is home to some of the historic landmarks of Armenia that are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites; among them are Sanahin and Haghpat Monastery Complexes.

Lori is a major centre for metallurgical business. However, the Alaverdi copper smelter owned and operated by the "Armenian Copper Programme" company is the only smelter of the province. Copper mines are located in Alaverdi, Akhtala, Shamlugh and Teghut.

 

 

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