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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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Mount Aragats

Mount Aragats

Aragats is the highest peak of modern Armenia, located about 40 km (25 mi) NNW…

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Karmravor Church (Ashtarak)

Karmravor Church (Ashtarak)

Karmravor is located at Ashtarak on the northeast side of town. The exact date of…

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Nagorno Karabakh Republic

 

Area - 4,400 km2

Population - 154500

Administrative Center - Stepanakert

Distance from Yerevan - 375 km (5 hours by car)

Lakes - Sarsang reservoir

Important City - Shushi

Rivers - Araks (Arax), Tartar, Aghavno, Hakari, Vararak

 

Popular places and sights - Shoushi City and the Fortress, Gandzasar Monastery, Amaras, Dadivank Monastery, Jdrduz canyon (Shushi), Gtchavank, Jermajur, TigranakertRuines, Askeran Fortress, Panakh-Khan Fortress (restorated complex), Karvachar

The Republic of Mountainous Karabakh or as the Armenians call it the Republic of Artsakh, is the second Armenian Republic after the Republic of Armenia that is an autonomous country

The Republic of Mountainous Karabakh or as the Armenians call it the Republic of Artsakh, is the second Armenian Republic after the Republic of Armenia that is an autonomous country de facto. At the end of the Soviet Era in 1988 Artsakh declared itself as an independent country with a national referendum because of which the long-lasting conflict with Azerbaijan started up to 1994.

The history of Artsakh dates back to Urartian times the evidence of which is the cuneiform inscription writings found there. Armenians lived in Artsakh since Roman times. The native Albanians living in the upper Karabakh got mingled with Armenians in the early Middle Ages.

Artsakh is an open-sky treasure house of various forms of Armenian Architecture. NagornoKarabakh is home to thousands of architectural artifacts and historical monuments that include samples of civil architecture, ancient castles and fortresses, khachkars (cross-stones).

 

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